President Tinubu is steadily delivering on his promise to drive inclusion in his government. Even though it’s only a slight bump, Tinubu’s female ministers are eight in number compared to the seven in Buhari’s administration.
These are the women helping him drive his agenda for a renewed Nigeria.
Source: People’s Gazette
Lola joins President Tinubu’s administration as the Minister of Tourism with a career in the banking and technology sectors that has spanned 30 years. She has a degree in computer science from the University of Ibadan, Oyo state, and has worked in notable organisations like Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Magnum Trust Bank Ltd. (now part of Sterling Bank Nigeria Plc.) and Access Bank.
She’s the new Minister of State, Police Affairs, the first woman to occupy the position. The Nasarawa state indigene was the federal commissioner of the National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI). Sulaiman-Ibrahim also served as the director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) from December 1, 2020, till May 27, 2021, and was a special adviser on strategic communication to the former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.
Onyejeocha joins the Tinubu administration as the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity. She served as a commissioner for resource management and manpower development under the Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu in 2003. Onyejeocha contested for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2019 but stepped down for her main opponent, Femi Gbajabiamila, current Chief of Staff to President Tinubu. She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from Imo State University and another in Shipping from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
Source: The Guardian
A graduate of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Doris Uzoka-Anite is the new Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment. She has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and served as general manager of Zenith Bank. She served as the commissioner for finance and coordination in Imo state, under Governor Hope Uzodinma’s administration, and was a member of Tinubu’s Presidential Policy Advisory Council (National Economy). Uzoka-Anite holds a master’s degree in business administration from the London School of Economics.
She’s the new Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy. Prior to her appointment, Musawa was a special adviser on culture and entertainment to President Tinubu. The 43-year-old Katsina indigene is the daughter of famous Katsina politician, Musa Musawa. She’s a lawyer and politician with a law degree from the University of Buckingham, a degree in oil and gas law from the University of Aberdeen and a master’s degree in legal aspects of marine affairs from the University of Cardiff. She served as a deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential campaign council.
Source: Momodu Media
The 36-year-old is the youngest of Tinubu’s female ministers, and she’s the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Edu, a Cross River state indigene, was the former national women leader of the APC. She was also the youngest person to serve as the commissioner of health in Cross River, under Ben Ayade’s administration. Edu has a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar, and a master’s degree in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Uju Kennedy Ohanenye
She joins President Tinubu’s administration as the Minister of Women’s Affairs. Uju was the only female candidate in APC’s June 2022 presidential primaries, but she stepped down for Tinubu. She has a law degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Uju is a property magnate with several high-end properties in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and the US. She is the proprietress of Kenuj Angels School and MD/CEO of Kenuj O2 Malls both in Abuja. Through her foundation, Shower of Love Foundation, she champions several empowerment programmes focused on upgrading the economic status of women.
Mariya Mairiga Mahmoud
She’s the new Minister of State, Federal Capital Territory. Mariya has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. She is a member of the National Postgraduate Medical College and the West African College of Physicians. She is a member of the implementation committee for the establishment of the College of Health Sciences at Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, and a member of the Kano State Committee on Prevention of Drug Abuse among the Youth. Mariya was the commissioner for higher education in Kano State under former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.