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Nigerian Women; Notable, Famous Women In Government & Politics

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Oct 11, 2012 – Nigerian women; Notable, Famous Nigerian Women in Government & Politics

Nigerian Women In Government

Some famous Nigerian women have now taken over the reins of affairs in the country’s Governance and Political arena, as a matter of fact, Nigerian women have not been effectively empowered to take leadership roles until the now, and these are women who stand out in their fields by the virtue of their appointments into key positions in government and politics. Presently, the most notable Nigerian women in Government , are;

  • Ngozi Okonjo Iweala {minister of finance, former world bank VP, and one of the 50 most influential women in the world}
  • Diezani Allison Madueke {minister of petroleum and Natural resources, an MBA, Cambridge graduate}, and arguably the most influential
  • Nigerian woman in politics- Senator Florence Ita Giwa.

Nigerian women in Politics

Nigerian women in Politics have not until now involve themselves at the top level in politics and governance, however the present administration of president Goodluck Jonathan has changed the tide and we now have women occupying key sensitive areas of the economy, these include; oil and gas {the major source of income for the country} , and finance. In the political arena, the likes of:

  • Professor Dora Akunyili {former director of NAFDAC}
  • Senator Florence Ita Giwa and
  • Abike Dabiri Erewa, have defied all odds to get to the top of their political careers. The present political climate of Nigeria, if sustained will definitely lead to more women participating in future political activities.



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