El-Rufa’i’s wife emerges chairperson, Northern Govs Wives Forum

Wife of Gov. Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, Hadiza, has emerged Chairperson, Northern Governors Wives’ Forum (NGWF).

This followed the election of new executive members into the forum on Monday in Abuja.

Hadiza el-Rufa’i, who was unanimously elected for a two-year tenure by members of the forum takes over from Dr. Amina Bello, wife of Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger.

Dr. Olufolake Abdulrazaq (Kwara), was elected the Vice Chairperson, while Anna Ishaku (Taraba) was elected Secretary of the forum and Hajiya Mariya Tambuwal (Sokoto), Welfare Officer.

Others are Hajiya Asma’u Yahaya (Gombe), Treasurer and Regina Lalong (Plateau) Public Relations Officer.

While urging increased participation of women in politics, el-Rufa’i harped on the need for the female folk to be given adequate opportunities to contribute to nation-building.

According to her, it is so sad that in Nigeria, women have poor record of participation in politics.

She commended the former chairperson and members of the forum for the peaceful conduct of the election and solicited the support of the media in promoting activities of the forum.

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