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Okadigbo, Chimamanda, Bello shine as Nigeria Women Annual releases 2022 Amazon’s List

By Halimat Bagudu
12 March 2022   |   2:49 am
Literary genius, Chimamanda Adichie; celebrated upscale photographer, TY Bello; entrepreneurship advocate, Ndidi Nwuneli; Chairman, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Senator Margery Okadigbo; Exxon Mobil’s Adesua Dozie; Shell Nigeria’s Aiboni Elohor and leading rights advocate, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, have been listed among 100 leading women in Nigeria by the Nigeria Women Annual. This year’s list also has the…

Literary genius, Chimamanda Adichie; celebrated upscale photographer, TY Bello; entrepreneurship advocate, Ndidi Nwuneli; Chairman, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Senator Margery Okadigbo; Exxon Mobil’s Adesua Dozie; Shell Nigeria’s Aiboni Elohor and leading rights advocate, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, have been listed among 100 leading women in Nigeria by the Nigeria Women Annual.

This year’s list also has the likes of the Director-General, National Pension Commission, Hajia Aisha Dahir-Umar; CNN’s Stephanie Busari, the Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello and the Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Library, Prof. Chinwe Veronica Anunobi.

The Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women is the premier qualitative profiling of phenomenal women in Nigeria who have contributed to the development of Nigeria and the world. It is a gender-specific biographical compendium that responds to existing gender gaps in Nigeria’s biographical documentation and leadership.

This year’s list is a mixed grill of tech experts, pastors, politicians, teachers, activists, development practitioners and C-Suite corporate leaders.

Now in its fifth year, this compendium is published annually to commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8, and will run on livesmagazine.ng, the project media partners.

In a joint statement, the Executive Director of Gender Perspective, Tammie Edet Kammonke and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Profiles & Biographies, Kammonke Abam, said, “in publishing this compendium every year, we envision that we will continue to contribute to gender equality and women empowerment advocacy efforts towards filling the yawning gender gap in the leadership of Nigeria.”

According to them, documenting the accomplishments of outstanding Nigerian women and making women visible remains a key objective of the “Nigeria Women Annual: 100 Leading Women.”

They noted that the feedback from the previous editions has been profound, expressing profound gratitude to all those supporting the project.

They also revealed that through the project, they have discovered that there are an incredible number of accomplished Nigerian women that are unknown and unsung across the wide spectrum of life both in Nigeria and in the diasporas.

“As in the previous editions, the array of women who made the list this year all have stories that have inspirational value, which we hope, will inspire readers, especially young girls and boys, who constitute our primary target,” the statement added.

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