Female Ministers Senators and House of Reps in Nigerian Government
Celebrating 2017 democracy day, Females in Nigeria honours our 5 female ministers and 21 female senators / reps in the current government. We also celebrate every other government appointed positions occupied by females in Nigeria.
See 21 current Nigerian Female Ministers, Senators and House of Reps
5 Female Ministers
- Aisha Abubakar – Hon. Minister of State For Industry, Trade and Investment: Born in July 1966 into the family of the renowned Nigerian and elder statesman Alhaji Abubakar from Tambuwal Local Government Area and the royal family of the Sokoto caliphate. She attended Corona School and Queen’s College, Lagos and proceeded to the United Kingdom to complete her Ordinary and Advanced level certificates. She later obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick in 1990 and completed her Master’s Degree in Development Studies at the University of Leeds, in 1991.
- Mrs Kemi Adeosun – Hon. Minister of Finance: Born in March 1967 in London, United Kingdom to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales in 1994.
- Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan (Mama Taraba) – Hon. Minister of Women Affairs: Born in 1959, a lawyer by training, Aisha Jummai became the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. The first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council and later appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 17 December 2003. After she retired from service she went into business. She was generous and fought vigorously in her campaign which made her the first elected female senator from Taraba State.
- Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim – Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs: In 2016, Abba Ibrahim was made the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs by President Muhammadu Buhari. Born in January 1967 into the family of Waziri Ibrahim, Khadijat Buka Abba Ibrahim attended Kaduna Capital School, Kaduna, Nigeria between 1972 and 1977. In 1978, she began her secondary school education at Queen’s College, Lagos. In 1980, she proceeded to Headington School, Oxford, where she completed her secondary school education in 1983. In 1986, Abba Ibrahim obtained her National Diploma in Business and Finance from Pardworth College, Reading, UK. In 1989, she received her B.Sc degree in Business Studies and Sociology from Roehampton Institute for Higher Education, an affiliate of the University of Surrey.
- Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed – Hon. Minister of State, Budget and National Planning: Zainab Ahmed was born in Kaduna. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye. She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna State Ministry of Finance in Kaduna State and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL) in 1995 where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM). In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
- Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah, Anambra North, PDP
- Senator Uche Lilian Ekwunife, Anambra Central, PDP
- Senator Binta Masi Garba, Adamawa North, APC
- Senator Fatimat Olufunke Raji-Rasaki, Ekiti Central , PDP
- Senator Biodun Olujimi, Ekiti South, PDP
- Senator Oluremi Shade Tinubu, Lagos Central, APC
- Senator Rose Okoji Oko, Cross River North , PDP
Female House of Rep
- Elendu-Ukeje Nnenna L .I, Bende Constituency(Abia), PDP
- Onyejeocha Nkiruka Chiduben, Isuikwuato/Umunneochi (Abia), PDP
- Eucharia Azodo Okwunna, Aguata(Anambra), PDP
- Sodaguno A Festus Omoni, Ogbia (Bayelsa), PDP
- Asabe Vilita Bashir, Gwoza/Damboa/Chibok (Borno), APC
- Evelyn Omavowan Oboro, Uvwie/Okpe/Sapele (Delta), PDP
- Stella Uchena Obiageli Ngwu, Uzo-Uwani/ Igbo Etiti (Enugu), PDP
- Binta Bello, Kaltungo/Shongom (Gombe), PDP
- Aishatu Jibril Dukku, Dukku/Nafada(Gombe), PDP
- Princess Olufunke Adedoyin, Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero(Kwara), APC
- Barr (Mrs) Rita Orji, Ajeromi/Ifelodun I(Lagos), PDP
- Ayo Hulayat Omidiran, Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan(Osun), APC
- Beni Butmaklar, Langtang North/Langtang South(Plateau), PDP
- Khadija Bukar A Ibrahim, Gulani/Gujbadamaturu/Tarmuwa(Yobe), APC
From Females in Nigeria, we say Well Done Ma!
Happy Democracy Day Nigeria!