Nigerian women are rare gems who make and are still making a difference where ever they go. If they are not changing ideologies for the better, they are climbing the success ladder that no one has dared for the longest of time.
Ngozi Okonjo Iweala
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman appointed to lead the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Okonjo-Iweala is one of the few Black women, who have given women representation on the biggest stages of global and national power. She twice served as Nigeria’s minister of finance, worked at the World Bank for more than 20 years, and served on the board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Her impact on the country has been felt so far that one cannot mention influential Nigerian women, without calling her name. With her many achievements and still counting, she is one of the Igbo women best fit, who can rule Nigeria.
Oby Ezekwesili is as fierce as she is intelligent. A major voice in the Bring Back Our Girls campaign, the former minister shows a strength of character, vision, and decisive leadership. She is a trained accountant, and a co-founder of Transparency International, and is serving as one of the pioneer directors of the global anti-corruption body based in Berlin, Germany. Ezekwesili also served as the Federal Minister of Solid Minerals, and then as Federal Minister of Education during the second term of former president Olusegun Obasanjo. So far her voice is one that moves and shakes tables, titling them in the right direction.
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44-year-old Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer whose works range from novels to short stories to nonfiction. She has remained an advocate for gender equality in Nigeria and across the world. Her TedEx speech ‘We should all be feminist ‘ was sampled by American songstress, Beyonce in 2012. A woman who upholds her culture while making a difference is definitely one who can rule and bring a change to the country Nigeria.
Linda Ikeji is as unique as her craft. She is one of the most popular bloggers in Nigeria, and is best known for her controversial publications. After graduating from the University of Lagos where she studied English, Linda started blogging in 2006. Her blog which started out as a gossip column has now become one of the most celebrated blogs in Africa, and the one-stop portal for information, entertainment, and gossip. Her use of technology to carve a niche for herself and create an innovative platform has made her a source of inspiration to many young bloggers. It is no doubt that she knows her onions when it comes to turning lemons into lemonades.
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This political figure and former senator hails from Onitsha in Anambra state. Joy Emordi was a member of the fifth and sixth Senate, before serving as Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on National Assembly matters. Emordi was the first Igbo senator, and this achievement makes her super worthy to rule Nigeria because she has not just the experience but the passion.
Uche Lilian Ekwumife, is a Nigerian politician, and member of the 9th Nigerian Senate, representing the people of Anambra Central Senatorial District of Anambra State. She is known as one of the most active female senators in the House. Her works speak for her, as her impact is still felt to date.
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