Prominent Women in KinNupe… Mrs. Serah Nnadzwa Jibril

Mrs. Serah Jibril in recent years has become a household name in KinNupe in view of her sterling contributions to the development of KinNupe but most importantly, her role in advancing the rights of the womenfolk; not only KinNupe but across the country.

She is one of the first women in Nigeria to venture into politics when she contested the senatorial seat in Kwara state during the third republic general elections. She went on to contest the presidential primaries and had her name on the ballot on four different occasions. Although, she lost these elections, she has served as an inspiration to the female gender and a pride to KinNupe.

She was appointed a Senior Special Assistant to former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on moral and ethics. She has continuously promote the Nupe culture and contributed immensely to the development of KinNupe.

She’s the widow of the late Brigadier General Baba Jibril.

Dr. Amina Ndalolo

She served as a Minister during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s first tenure between 1999 and 2003. Dr. Ndalolo served as the Minister of state for Health during that time and masterminded several health care reforms.

An amazon and a progressive woman of valour. She’s distinguished herself over the years serving in different capacities and delivering excellent solutions to whatever duty she’s charged with.

Sen. Zainab Kure

She’s the wife of the late governor of Niger state, Engr. Abdulkadir Abdullahi Kure. She was the first lady of Niger state between 1999-2007.

After her husband’s governorship tenure, she contested the senatorial seat for Niger South and went on to represent her people twice at the Red Chambers of the National Assembly making her the first female Senator from KinNupe.

She’s also the Sagi Raba Nupe, a highly revered traditional title reserved for the womenfolk. She’s has been instrumental to the girl child education, gender inequality and other related issues affecting women in KinNupe.

Hajia Fati Kadir

Hajia Fati Kadir is the Wakilin Mata Lafiagi. She worked and retired as a Director with the National Population Commission. Over the years, she’s been in the forefront of women’s advocacy group programs, serving as a voice and bridging the gap of gender disparity.

She’s an entrepreneur and a lover of Nupe cultural values. She represents women in politics most recently in Kwara.

Hajia Zainab Kuchi and a host of other accomplished women of Nupe extraction who’s done and are still doing us proud will come into the fore so as to serve as an inspiration to the younger folks

Note: In due course, we would bring to you profiles and interviews with these individuals who have done excellently well and flying the Nupe flag high.

Hassan Usman Author

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