The frenzy and expectation that surrounded September deadline President Buhari gave for nominating minsters was palpable. The Senate president, on Wednesday confirmed on Twitter, that his office has received the list of the President’s ministerial nominees.
Since then, many Presidency and National Assembly insiders have been talking about the names on the list, and three women have been mentioned by many of them so far. They are:
Amina J. Mohammed
Amina J. Mohammed is the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Before this, she was Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals and served with Presidents Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan over a period of six years. She was charged with the coordination of the debt relief funds ($1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria.
From 2002-2005, Amina Mohammed served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.
She is the Co-Founder and Head, Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for All. Founding Partner, Afri-Projects Consortium. CEO, Center for Policy Research and Development Solutions, Nigeria.
She also serves on many international advisory panels and boards, including: Global Development Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; UN Secretary-General’s Global Sustainability Panel; International Development Research Centre, Canada; African Population and Health Research Center.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun
Kemi Adeosun is the immediate past commissioner for Finance in Ogun state.
Before taking up political appointment, She was Managing Director at Chapel Hill Denham Managment and then Quo Vadis Partnership. She also worked in management positions at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Prism Consulting (London Borough of Southwark) and London Underground Limited.
She also had sttints at Goodman Jones and British Telecoms.
Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan
The one that almost became – Nigeria’s First Elected Female Governor.
Elected to the senate to represent Taraba North in April 2011, Aisha Al-Hassan became the first Nigerian woman to clinch a front line party’s gubernatorial ticket when she won the APC primaries in Taraba state.
Before politics, she became the first female Chief Magistrate in the FCT and the first female Deputy Chief Registrar and Director Litigation at the High Court of the FCT Abuja.
She was once the Attorney General of Taraba state. The first woman to hold that position in the state.
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