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Seven Lucky Women That Made Tinubu’s Ministerial List



The government of President Bola Tinubu on Thursday ended the long wait by Nigerians as he transmitted the ministerial nominees’ list to the nation’s Senate.
The list contains 28 nominees for the various ministerial positions.
However, one of the spotlights of the nominees’ list is the representation of women. To affirm his pledge to involve women in his administration, seven women were included in President Tinubu’s list.
Tinubu, before his inauguration as president, at the presentation of a book titled, ‘101 Nigerian Women of Impact’, authored by Zainab Marwa in Abuja, promised that his administration will ensure the “best” representation of women in government.
“Nigeria is at a turning point and the missing chip in that puzzle that would fix this country and give us the speed we need are the women folk. This is your call to action and development,” Tinubu said during the event held early May.
Judging from the list of nominees released on Thursday, it is safe to say the president kept his promise by appointing seven women out of a total of 28, which is 25 percent women representation.
Meet the women President Tinubu is going to work closely with to run his administration.
Dr. Betta Edu 
Dr Edu is a healthcare professional and public servant. She was a former Commissioner for  Health in Cross Rivers State. She is the National Women Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
She has also served as the Special Adviser on Women’s Affairs for the defunct All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council.
 Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejocha
With her appointment as commissioner for Resource Management and Manpower Development of Abia State in 2002, Hon. Onyejocha’s political career kickstarted.
Onyejeocha, who graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, was also one of the longest-serving members of the House of Representatives from 2007 until 2023 when she lost to Chief Amobi Ogah of the Labour Party (LP) for the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi House of Representatives in Abia State.
She served as the Deputy Chief Whip during the Ninth National Assembly.
 Barr. Hannatu Musawa
Barr. Musawa is the daughter of Veteran politician Alhaji Musa Musawa and she hails from Katsina State in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Hannatu Musawa is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is also a qualified Solicitor in England & Wales, United Kingdom. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Hannatu Musawa has been heavily involved in politics over the years. She contested for the House of Representatives seat in her home State, Katsina in 2011.
She was also one of the lawyers on the prosecution team in the 2003 Presidential Election Petition between Muhammadu Buhari and President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Hannatu Musawa, who served as the Deputy Spokesperson of the APC Presidential Campaign Council during last general elections, is currently the Special Adviser to President Tinubu on Culture and Entertainment Economy.
 Stella Okotete
Okotette is a digital native and innovation lover with over 23 years work experience spanning banking, investment management, pensions, stockbroking and business operations.
Between 2011 and 2015, she was a focal person for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Delta State, where she provided leadership in establishing and executing programmes with agency groups to ensure that the goals as well as the targets of the ‘United Nations Millennium Declaration’ were met.
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.
She was a former National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress.
Hon. Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye
Hon. Kennedy-Ohaneye is a lawyer and entrepreneur who resides in Abuja. She is the Managing Director of the Kenuj 02 Mall in Owerri, Imo State, and a posh neighborhood of the Federal Capital Territory.
She was one of the aspirants for the APC presidential ticket, but stepped down for President Tinubu before the commencement of the election.
Also numerous health centers have been established and outfitted by Glo Kennedy-Ohanenye in rural areas of the states of Kogi, Kaduna, Kano, Imo, and Anambra.
Mrs. Iman Suleiman Ibrahim
Mrs. Ibrahim was educated at the University of Abuja with a degree in Sociology.
She was the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) between 2020 and 2021.
In 2021, she was redeployed as the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons by former President Muhammadu Buhari.
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.
Dr. Doris Aniche Uzoka
Dr. Uzoka is the Imo State Commissioner for Finance and Coordinating Economy. She has also served as the Special Adviser Presidential Policy Advisory Council (National Economy).
Uzoka is said to have had decades of political and professional affinity with Lagos and was an easy pick for Tinubu because of her background in the finance sector.
She is a career banker with significant experience in Financial Markets and currently heading the Treasury department of one of the biggest banks in Nigeria.
She worked with Zenith Bank Plc for over 20 years.
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