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Tinubu Ministerial List: Meet The Women Who Made The List

By Itunu Azeez Kareem
27 July 2023   |   7:44 pm
The Senate received the list of nominees for ministers on Thursday from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Senate received the list of nominees for ministers on Thursday from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Let’s meet the Women who made the ministerial list.
Barr. Hannatu Musawa:
Barr. Hannatu Musawa is a remarkable woman who has made significant contributions to the legal field.

Her dedication, intelligence, and passion for justice have earned her a reputation as a prominent legal practitioner.

Hannatu Musawa is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme court of Nigeria, she is also a qualified solicitor in England & wales, UK. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Hannatu has worked as a litigation lawyer and Legal advisor to a number of private companies, she worked with the law firm of Late chief Akpamgbo. Hannatu founded the firm Hanney Musawa & associates.

Hannatu Musawa has been heavily involved in Politics over the years. She contested for the federal house of representative’s legislative seat in her home state of Katsina.
As an activist, she was once on the prosecutors leading team in the 2003 presidential petition between Buhari and Olusegun Obasanjo.

Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly to uphold the rule of law and ensure that justice is served for those who need it the most. Her advocacy for the rights of the marginalized and vulnerable in society has been nothing short of inspiring.

Dr. Betta Edu:
Dr. Betta Edu is a shining example of a dedicated healthcare professional and public servant. Her unwavering commitment to improving the healthcare system in Nigeria has been truly commendable.
Betta as APC National women leader during the 2023 Nigerian general elections campaign assured women of 35 percent affirmative action from President Bola Tinubu

In July 2023, the state Women Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across all 36 states in Nigeria including that of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) passed a vote of confidence on Betta Edu. They did this during their visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Also in July 2023, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Maryam Babangida National Center For Women Development Headed by DG Asabe Vilita Bashir, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development awarded Betta Edu the Award of Excellence in Leadership for gender inclusion and women empowerment.

This is in recognition of her commitment to championing the cause of empowering women, children, and other vulnerable groups in Nigeria.

As a medical doctor, she has worked tirelessly to provide medical care and support to those in need. Dr. Edu’s leadership in various health-related initiatives has brought about positive changes and improvements in the well-being of countless individuals. Her passion for public health has made a lasting impact on her community and beyond.

Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejocha:
Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejocha is an outstanding politician and public servant who has continuously served her community with utmost dedication.

Onyejocha political career started with her appointment in 2002 to the executive cabinet of Abia State as commissioner for Resource Management and Manpower Development by Governor Orji Uzor Kalu. She is recognised for the establishment of skill acquisition centres across Abia state.

In 2003 she was Transition Executive Chairman of Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State. During her term in office, she executed erosion control projects, improved community security, and carried out rehabilitation of feeder roads.

Her leadership and advocacy have focused on empowering women and promoting gender equality. She has been a vocal champion for women’s rights and has worked to create opportunities for women to excel in various fields. Hon. Onyejocha’s contributions to the advancement of women in society have earned her respect and admiration from many.

Hon. Stella Okotette:
Hon. Stella Okotette is a shining example of resilience and determination. As a seasoned politician and public servant, she has worked tirelessly to represent her constituents and bring about positive change in her country. Her focus on economic development and social empowerment has led to the implementation of various initiatives that have improved the lives of the people she serves. Hon. Okotette’s dedication to public service is a testament to her love for her country and her commitment to its progress.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Hon. Stella is deeply committed to philanthropy and community service. She is the Co-Founder of the E’Girls Right Foundation and has actively engaged with Internally Displaced Persons at IDP Camps in Ughelli, Maiduguri, and Abuja, making a positive impact on their lives.

Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohaneye:
Hon. Uju Kennedy Ohaneye is a trailblazer in the political sphere, breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes. Her leadership style is characterized by inclusivity and a genuine concern for the welfare of her constituents. Throughout her tenure, she has championed numerous causes, ranging from education to healthcare, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of those she represents. Hon. Ohaneye’s resilience and determination have proven that women can excel in any field they choose.

Determined to travel the miles of rough political highway , dotted with potholes of uncertainty that resists smooth drive, yet she wades through the forests of men to aspire for the ultimate office in the country.

What endears her most to the hears of indigent Nigerians is her immense commitment in hospitality, domestic, social and political engineering having shown unmeasurable love and caring to the grassroot most particularly the indigent, youths, widows , widowers and even rehabilitation of beggars in most metropolitan cities.

The lioness characteristic in her is manifest in her consistent attitude of feeding the poor and empowering the indigent needy amongst Nigerians.

Halima Umani Halilu, from Zamfara, an APC benefactor of her benevolence, said she is likened to a lioness that catches the prey to serve her curbs and the community including the lions( the men).

Mrs. Iman Suleiman Ibrahim:
Mrs. Iman Suleiman Ibrahim is a woman of immense strength and grace. Her contributions to society extend beyond her immediate community, as she has been an advocate for women’s empowerment and social justice.

On 1 December 2020, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim was appointed by the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari as the director-general of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP for a four-year tenure to replace Julie Okah-Donli. She served as the Director-General of NAPTIP for the duration of 6 months from December 2020 to May 20211, following the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to move to the National Commission For Refugees Migrants And Internally Displaced Persons Office as the Honourable Federal Commissioner
Through her philanthropic work, she has uplifted the lives of many, providing access to education and healthcare to those in need. Mrs. Ibrahim’s compassionate spirit and dedication to humanitarian causes have inspired others to join her in making a positive impact on the world.

Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka:
Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka is an accomplished individual with a brilliant mind and a heart full of compassion. As a respected professional in the medical field, she has played a vital role in advancing healthcare research and technology. Her dedication to innovation and improvement in medical practices has helped save numerous lives and alleviate suffering. Dr. Uzoka’s work has not only touched the lives of her patients but has also inspired the next generation of medical practitioners to follow in her footsteps.

These women stand as powerful examples of how determination, passion, and compassion can bring about significant change in the world. Their achievements have not only contributed to the progress of their respective fields but have also inspired and empowered countless individuals along the way.

They continue to be a source of inspiration for women and men alike, proving that with dedication and hard work, one can make a lasting impact on society.