Meet The Women of President Tinubu’s Ministerial Cabinet

1. Inman Suleiman Ibrahim

The newly appointed Minister is State Police Affairs, she hails from Keffi, Nasarawa State, although she was born in Jos, Plateau. She achieved a sociology degree from the University of Abuja at the age of 19. By 21, she had earned both an MBA and an MA from Webster University.

Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim’s previous role encompassed being the director-general of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) starting from 1 December 2020 until 27 May 2021. Subsequently, following an announcement by former President Muhammadu Buhari, she was reassigned as the Honourable Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons.

2. Hannatu Musawa

Hannatu Musa Musawa from Katsina state is the newly-appointed Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy.

Musawa, who is the daughter of the late Katsina politician, Musa Musawa, is a lawyer, politician and author.

She served as deputy spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council.

She studied Law at the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom; and holds Master’s degrees in the Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs from the University of Cardiff, Wales; and Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

She is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, UK; and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Musawa is currently completing a doctorate, which she has been doing part-time.

3. Nkiruka Onyejeocha

Appointed as the new Minister of State, Labour and Employment, she was born in Nigeria’s Abia State on November 23, 1969, in Isuochi, Umunneochi Local Government Area. She holds roles both as a politician and a businesswoman, passionately representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi in the Federal House of Representatives.

In 1993, she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Subsequently, in 2005, she achieved a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy from Imo State University. Her academic journey also took her to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Oyo State, where she earned a Master’s in Shipping.

With her political endeavors under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Nkeiruka embarked on her journey in the Federal House of Representatives in 2007. This remarkable journey continued with her re-election in 2015. Her leadership extended to presiding over the House Committee on Aviation and the Women in Parliament committees at the National Assembly.

4. Betta Adu

Edu is from Cross River state and as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, is the youngest among the new ministers. She is the national women leader of the APC and a former commissioner of health in Cross River state.

In 2020, she became chairman of the Cross River State COVID-19 Taskforce.

In August 2022, she was appointed National Chairman of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.

Edu obtained her first degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar, Cross River state. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health for Developing Countries from London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a master’s degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Doctor of Public Health from Texila American University.

5. Doris Anite

She is the newly appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and has an extensive banking career spanning more than two decades at Zenith Bank, Nigeria, Uzoka brings a wealth of experience to the financial sector. Although her initial studies at the University of Benin were in medicine, she made a significant career pivot into the banking realm in 2002.

Hailing from Imo State, her professional journey has been multifaceted. Prior to her banking tenure, she held the esteemed position of Imo State’s Commissioner for Finances and Economic Coordination. Notably, she also served as a General Manager at Zenith Bank Plc.

Her educational achievements are equally remarkable. She earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Benin. Moreover, she pursued advanced education, securing two MBAs—one from the London School of Economics and another from the New York Stern School of Business.

6. Uju Ohanenye

She is the newly appointed Minister for Women’s Affairs and hails from the eastern Nigerian state of Anambra. In the 2023 All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential contest, she stood out as the sole female candidate. However, she made the decision to withdraw from the race to throw her support behind Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s candidacy.

Presently, she holds the position of Managing Director at the Kenuj 02 Mall in Owerri, Imo State. Her philanthropic efforts are widely acknowledged, particularly for her contributions towards establishing healthcare facilities in states like Kogi, Kaduna, Kano, Imo, and Anambra.


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