Nigeria is a Country consisting of 36 States. These State just like the nation, Nigeria have leaders who man the affairs at this level. They are the Governors. Each State has its Governor who have been vested the Power upon which they are to lift the Country as a whole to greater heights through Division of Labour and Sharing of Power.
Although these Governors need all the credit they can get for the surging forward of the Nation, the spotlight won't be on them today. You are not here for them but for probably the Women who keeps them going and are behind the feats they have attained today—their Wives.
The Saying, "Behind every successful Man is a Woman" might be cliché but it is truly evident in the lives of our Governors. These ladies have made sure our Governors lack no Support... Be it emotionally, psychologically, socially, spiritual and even health and stomach-wise. We owe them a lot for standing perpetually by our leaders.
Abia State— Her Excellency, Nkechi Ikpeazu
Born on the 1st of September, 1965, she hails from Ohanze Isiaha in Obingwa LGA of Abia State. She has a Masters degree in Management and has also secured a Doctorate.
She has worked as a teacher, accounts executive and a banker.
Her NGO, Vicar Hope Foundation VHF, provides homes and healthcare for the less privileged.
She has four children; two boys and two girls with the Governor.
Adamawa State— Her Excellency, Hajiya Lami Fintiri
A woman with a heart of Gold. She has, under the umbrella of her project Fresh Air Prolife Empowerment Foundation, empowered lots of women and young girls. Her love for women and children has no bound.From her picture, its clear she is ready to comfortably everyone along on her wings of breakthrough.
Akwa Ibom State— Her Excellency, Martha Udom Emmanuel
A Quintessential lady from Obio Akpa in Oruk LGA of Akwa Ibom. She obtained her bachelors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Uyo and Masters degree from Lagos State University.
She is the founder of Family Empowerment and Youth Reorientation Programme (FEYReP). She is a very charitable and compassionate woman.
Anambra State— Her Excellency, Ebelechukwu Obiano
She hails from Ogbunike in Oyi LGA in Anambra State. She has a Diploma in Mass communication and a degree in History and International Relations. She later obtained an Associate Degree in real Estate from Lone Star College, Houston, Texas, United States of America.
She is the founder of the NGO, the Caring Family Enhancement initiative(CAFÉ). Through this medium, she focuses on improving the lives of all members of the family by providing succour to the less privileged.
Bauchi State— Her Excellency, Aishatu Mohammed
The Bauchi state First lady is a graduate of Public Administration from the University of Abuja. She is a serious advocate of the education of the Girl-Child and the Stop to Early Marriage. She is the founder of Al-Muhibbah Foundation which she uses to help the less privileged.She knows exactly what she wants and she will get it to fruition.
Bayelsa State— Her Excellency, Gloria Diri
A woman of Substance. She is the founder of Gloria Diri Foundation. The foundation is doing a good work sensitizing everybody on the preventive measures of Covid-19 as well as providing palliatives to the less privileged.Beaming with beauty and smile, she will feel the people of her state with exactly the same fate... Smiles.
Benue State— Her Excellency, Eunice Erdoo Ortom
A Calm Lady, she obtained a Bachelor's degree in International studies, Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies and also a Ph.D in Political science.Her NGO, Eunice Spring of Life Foundation(ESLF) covers areas such as Education, Agriculture, Health, Youth and Women empowerment.She has a broad vision for her State and she won't give up.
Borno State—Her Excellency, Falmata Umara Zulum
A humanitarian, she initiated the annual Maternal and New Born Child Health Week. She has empowered so many women providing them with necessary skill set to survive. She is also working against all forms of Gender discrimination and inequality. She really does look calm and in control.
Cross River State— Her Excellency, Linda Ayade
Full of elegance and glamour, she hails from Obudu LGA of Cross River State. She holds an MBBS from the University of Port Harcourt and an MPH from University of Wolverhampton, majoring in Health Improvement and Health Promotion. Through her organization, Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF), she fights to end gender-based violence while also pishing for economic empowerment for all.
Delta State— Her Excellency, Dame Edith Okowa
Born on the 1st of June, 1961,she has a Bachelor's degree in History. Through her pet organization, the 05 Initiative, she feeds the hungry, houses the poor, clothes the unclad, attends to the sick, and visits and care for the incarcerated. From the her looks, wisdom flows through her veins and it surely won't go to waste.
Ebonyi State— Her Excellency, Rachel Umahi
She is from Umuobunua, Ubunu in Ebonyi State. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 2007.Through her NGO, Family Succor and Upliftment Programme, she facilitates numerous social development programs for women and children.Also beaming with beauty, she will surely make her her state glow.
Edo State— Her Excellency, Betsy Obaseki
A financial expert, she has an B.sc and M.sc in Accounting. She is very passionate about the girl child and widows. She believe that empowering women is a good means to uplift the economy of a nation. With that look of "down to business ", we know she is definitely working round the clock to better her State and nothing can stop her.
Ekiti State— Her Excellency, Bisi Adeleye Fayemi
Born on the 11th of June, 1963, she is a British-Nigerian feminist activist, writer and policy advocate. She co-founded the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) which is the first Pan-African Grant-making organization and has also trained more than 6000 women across Africa. She will lead her people to the Promise land.
Enugu State— Her Excellency, Monica Ugwuanyi
A Virtuous woman who through her NGO, Ugo Touch of Life (U-TOLF) caters for the heath and welfare of so many in Enugu. With the way she is pays pays rapt attention to details and absorbs them, it won't be long before she changes the lives of her people completely.
Gombe State— Her Excellency, Hajiya Asma'u Inuwa Yahaya
The First Lady who is always on her Hijab is also an advocate of female education. She has launched a Girl-Child Non-formal learning centres all over the state. Young and Brilliant, she has the undivided support of her people.
Imo State— Her Excellency, Chioma Uzodimma
The Youngest first lady in the Country who is probably the most stylish hails from Ideato LGA of Imo state. She is a graduate of Law. So Quintessential, she will better the lives of all just with her smile.
Jigawa State— Her Excellency,Hajia Hasina Muhammad Badaru
She is also an advocate for the empowerment of women. She was key to the sharing of five thousand naira to 2200 in the State. She is a Champion and Amazon amongst women. Jigawa is surely in good hands.
Kaduna State— Her Excellency, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai
She is a Novelist born on the 21st of June 1960. She has a BSc and MSc in Architecture and also a Masters in Creative Writing. She was the founder of Yasmin El-rufai Foundation (YELF), a non-profit literary organization.It supports and grows the Creativity of Children especially the Girl-Child.
Kano State— Her Excellency, Hafsat Umar
She hails from Malam Mador LGA in Kano state. She is an advocate for women and flagged the Women for Buhari and Ganduje in her State in2019. Its clear she loves who she is and that she helps the much she can by it. She is blessed.
Katsina State— Her Excellency, Hajia Hadiza Masari
A Mother with a heart od Gold, she is the founder of Centre for the Advancement of Mothers and Children (CEAMOC) which caters for women and children in the State. With that smirk of certainty, she knows she is on the right track.
Kebbi State— Her Excellency, Aisha Bagudu
She obtained her MBBS from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She has a soft spot for children and through her NGO, Mallpai Foundation, she focuses on taking children on the street and other out-of-school children back to school. They have a target of enrolling 20,000 children before 2025.
Kogi State— Her Excellency, Rashidat Bello
Born on the 2nd of May, 1985 in Jattu, Edo State. She is a graduate of Accounting. With her NGO, she is focused on capacity building, skill acquisition, healthcare support, women and child rights advocacy, moral and ethical support, societal reformation, educational support and career enhancement
Kwara State— Her Excellency, Olufolake Abdulrazaq
She is known for her long history of excellence in Foreign Affairs. She is an epitome of beauty and brain. She also fights against the high rate of child and infant mortality in her State. Step by Step, she has got all the tools she needs to make a huge impact in the lives of her people.
Lagos State— Her Excellency, Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu
Babajide Sanwo-Olu's heart throb is the MD and CEO of Harvey Road Comprehensive Health Centre, Yaba. She is also into the fight against all forms of female abuse and discrimination. She knows she is doing a good job hence she is a happy woman.
Nasarawa State— Her Excellency, Silifat Sule
With the aid of her pet project, Silifat Abdullahi Sule Hope Foundation, she aims to tackle issues like drug abuse, girl-child education, women and youth empowerment, among others. She will tolerate nonsense from no one and would do what is right always.
Niger State— Her Excellency, Amina Bello
She is the daughter of former head of state, Abdusalam Abubakar. She is a medical practitioner (an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) of reputable status.
Her NGO, Raise foundation is focused on the reduction of Maternal, Neo-natal and Child death.
Ogun State— Her Excellency,Bamidele Abiodun
Born on the 16th of July 1966,she has a bachelor of science degree in zoology.She partnered with FCMB to develop the SHEVENTURES Program, focused on boosting the economic status of women by offering financial and non-financial aid to their businesses.
Ondo State— Her Excellency, Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu
Born in 1953, she is an aquaculturist and philanthropist. She is the founder of Breast Cancer Foundation of Nigeria. She is the way to her husband's heart. Ondo need not worry, she is in control.
Osun State— Her Excellency, Oyetola Kafayat
Born on the 2nd of April, 1962,she is the founder of Ilerioluwa Development Initiative, an NGO which is focused on providing assistance to less privileged women and children in Nigeria. The NGO in partnership with Access bank works to provide financial aid to women farmers in the State.
Oyo State— Her Excellency, Tamunominini Makinde
She was born on the 6th of September, 1972. She also fights to give the less privileged a better life. Always aware of her surrounding, her contributions and ideas to issues are impeccable.
Plateau State— Her Excellency, Regina Lalong
She is the daughter of Mr. Waklem, a former Accountant-General in Plateau State. She has her HND in Public Administration. She is a strong and capable woman who called on female journalists to promote and protect women’s rights and propagate issues that would enhance their welfare.
River State — Her Excellency, Eberechi Wike
Born on the 24th of May, 1972,she has been called to the Nigerian bar and holds a masters degree in law. Tough on the Outside, she has a big heart, one that River state will ever be glad to have.
Sokoto State— Her Excellency, Hajiya Mariya Waziri Tambuwal
She has a B.sc in Political science. She is so much concerned about the enormous problems and needs of women, children, the vulnerable and youth in her State.
Taraba State— Her Excellency, Anna Mbasuguhun Darius Ishaku
Born on the 24th of August 1957, she is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.She is the Founder of the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba with a vision to provide humanitarian services to people. With its partnership with CBN, it provides employment for unemployed youths.
Yobe State— Her Excellency, Ummi Buni
The daughter of the former Governor of the State wedded the incumbent Governor a day after he took the oath of office. It is said that she is still in Saudi Arabia studying.
Zamfara State— Her Excellency, Aisha Matawalle
She is a humanitarian and philanthropist. She is also on the fore front of curbing the rate of street begging in the state especially among women. Beautiful and Bold, she knows she is fighting for a good cause and loves that she can be of great help to people.
These women play a huge role in the smooth running and Upliftment of this Nation as a whole. They deserve your accolades, do well to appreciate them.
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