Fortunate women were chosen for Tinubu’s cabinet

Over the years, women have demanded fair representation in leadership roles in the country. Though the number of men in such positions surpasses that of women, it is encouraging that women’s voices are being heard. Recently, President Bola Tinubu sent his list of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly, and several women are featured. Blessing Enenaite takes a closer look at these nominees.

Hannatu Musawa is a 43-year-old lawyer, politician, and author with impressive academic qualifications. Apart from her Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK, she also holds a Master’s degree in the Legal Aspect of Marine Affairs from the University of Cardiff, Wales, and another Master’s degree in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Musawa, hailing from Katsina State, actively supported Tinubu’s candidacy, expressing her belief that he could be Nigeria’s best president.

Betta Edu, born on October 27, 1986, from Cross River State, is the youngest among the ministerial nominees. She has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Calabar and has held significant positions, including the National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress and Commissioner for Health in Cross River State.

Dr. Doris Uzoka-Anite, from Imo State, is a medical doctor, banker, financial expert, and politician. She has extensive experience in finance and has been involved in various projects as the Commissioner for Finance and Coordinating Economy in Imo State.

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a four-term member of the House of Representatives from Abia State, is a religious studies graduate with master’s degrees in International Affairs and Diplomacy and Shipping.

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, born in Plateau State but a native of Nasarawa State, holds degrees in Sociology and Business Administration. She has played significant roles in agencies addressing trafficking and supporting internally displaced persons.

Stella Okotete, from Delta State, is a co-founder of the E ‘Girls Right Foundation. She has various certifications and served in executive positions in the banking sector.

Uju Ohanenye stood out as the only female contestant in the APC’s presidential primary in 2022. She is a lawyer, philanthropist, and businesswoman.

Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, from Kano State, studied Medicine at Bayero University. She has vast medical experience and is known for her advocacy for women’s empowerment and girl-child education.

Lola John, a Lagos State native, has an impressive track record in the banking and technology sectors. She founded Novateur Business Technology Consultants and brings her extensive experience to the ministerial role.

These women’s nominations in President Tinubu’s administration mark a significant step towards gender representation in leadership positions, and they are expected to contribute effectively to the nation’s progress.

Edited By Adeleke Damilola

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