Stella Dimoko Nigerian Presidency Unveils 32 Women Squad To Celebrate International Women's Day


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Monday, March 08, 2021

Nigerian Presidency Unveils 32 Women Squad To Celebrate International Women's Day

The Presidency on Sunday unveiled 32 female government officials which it described as “The Buhari Women” to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.

A statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, described the 32 female officials that were listed as just a few of them.

The statement read in part, “March 8 of every year is observed globally as International Women’s Day. Theme for 2021 is Choose to Challenge.

“The celebration provides ample opportunity to reflect on how President Muhammadu Buhari honours the womenfolk.

A checklist of ‘The Buhari Women,’ just few of them” listed include seven female ministers.

They are;

 Zainab Ahmed – Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning;
 Sadiya Farouq – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development ,

 Pauline Tallen – Minister of Women Affairs;

 Mariam Katagum – Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment; 

Sharon Ikeazor – Minister of State for Environment; 

Gbemisola Saraki – Minister of State for Transportation; 

 Ramatu Aliyu – Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory.

Folashade Yemi-Esan – Head of the Civil Service of the Federation; 

Mariam Uwais – Special Adviser to the President; 

Jumoke Oduwole – Special Adviser to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, and Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council;

 Mojisola Adeyeye – Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control; 

Hadiza Bala-Usman, Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority; 

Abike Dabiri-Erewa – Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission; 

Chioma Ejikeme – Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate; 

Patience Oniha – Director-General, Debt Management Office;

 Aisha Dahir-Umar – Director-General, National Pension Commission

Jummai Audi – Chairperson, Nigerian Law Reform Commission

Yewande Sadiku – Executive Secretary, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission; 

Gloria Akobundu – National Coordinator/Chief Executive of New Partnership for Africa’s Development, Nigeria; 

Nnenna Akajemeli – National Coordinator/CEO, SERVICOM; 

Folashade Joseph – Managing Director, Nigeria Agriculture Insurance Corporation;

 Cecilia Gaya – Director-General, Administrative Staff College of Nigeria;

 Ronke Sokefun -Chairperson, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation; 

Aishah Ahmad – Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Central Bank of Nigeria.

Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli – Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority; 

Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire – Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals; 

Oge Modie, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Strategic Communications; 

Toyin Adeniji – Executive Director, Micro Enterprises, Bank of Industry (Oversees the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme);

 Stella Okotete – Executive Director, Business Development, NEXIM Bank;

 Omolola Abiola-Edewor, Executive Director, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation; 

Imaan Sulaiman–Ibrahim, Director-General, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons; 

 Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, and INEC Federal Commissioner-nominee.
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  1. Buahri's women indeed. 🚮🚮

    Lauretta should have been their poster woman. Lol.

    1. And the best of them all is

    2. I get your point hun but you see, these bunch of Buhari women are no match for NOI the greatest. Infact, mentioning Her name when these Buhari women are being talked about is a huge slap on the goddess face. Where these ones reach? Lemmeeo! 😂😂

      Biko happy international women's day to every woman, including the Buhari women. All of una dey try!

  2. Looks like Lauretta was almost forgotten but included in the lady minute. Who knows what's to be celebrated in the woman.

  3. Pauline Tallen, Lola Abiola-Edewor, Lauretta Onochie, Sharon Ikeazor and Zainab Ahmed are DISASTERS to this Government. They are not fit to run public primary schools, not to talk of their current public offices.

  4. If you guys like don't put our Ngo baby, she is one million more of those up there, in fact 1 billion more than the last name there

  5. I'm not sure the 'Buhari women' is a title that captures the essence of International women's day. Why couldn't they just do a 'Profile of Nigeria women in the Buhari administration'. How are they 'his' women? why that prefix? How does he own accomplished women who are supposed to be working for Nigerians. Today is not about Buhari. It's about women all over the world and how they have overcome personal challenges to do good. Some may be rich some may poor, some are in government some are not but the bottom line is they are all making a difference in some small or big way, either in in their immediate environment or the broader public space. It could be a government appointee, a WTO DG or even the woman cleaner that has diligently kept the office clean for years; the one who sells boli by the roadside and trains her children from it; hardworking industrious women and the good they do for others; women who have survived serious challenges, broken through barriers and broken glass ceilings at different levels and in different spaces

    That's the focus just for today, not on Buhari. The President's public communications team are so incompetent: always putting unprofessional write ups out in the public space.

    1. Your head dey dia jor

    2. They're all Buhari women! I mean,only a Buhari can own a woman like Lauretta Onochie and her kind. Nne o, those women up there are Buahri's women ojere!
      😂😂, talking about incompetence? Baby, are you new on the Buhari regime? Lemmeeo!

  6. ofcourse they made it about buhari not the women...nonsense...

  7. I see woodpecker got recognized 😏😏😏


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