Hajiya Zainab Maina: A close look

Hajiya Zainab Maina (Minister of Women Affairs and social development)
She is the current Minister of women affairs and social development and was born in the 7th August 1948. Zainab Maina hails from Adamawa state in North-East Nigeria. She was educated at foremost Nigerian polytechnic, Kaduna Polytechnic where she has Diploma in Administration and Higher National Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management. In addition,she has a certificate in Secretarial Studies from the Federal Training Centre Kaduna and also Centre for Development & Population,Washington DC,USA where she received a Certificate in Institution Building Activities. She is married to Alhaji Umar Joji Maina, the Dan-maliki of Mubi in Adamawa State and they are blessed with children. Zainab Maina was Board Chairman, National Council for Nomadic Education(2009–2011);Board Chairman,Garki Microfinance Bank (1998);Board Chairman, NCWS, Garki Microfinance Bank, Abuja(1997);Deputy Chairman, Police Community Relations Committee FCT Command(1998-Date); Member, Vision 2010 Committee(1997);Board Member, National Programme on Immunization (1998–2000);Board Member,Adamawa State Primary Schools Board(1991–1994) and Board Member,Family Economic ...
Advancement Programme(FEAP) (1997–2000). She was the National President – National Council for Women Societies (NCWS),Nigeria(1997-2001.In the ruling party in Nigeria,Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Zainab Maina holds sway as part of the think-tank as Member, PDP Elders Committee; Member, PDP Board of Trustees; Executive Director, Women Affairs of the Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign(2010);Member, PDP Presidential Electoral/Screening Committee(2010);National Women Representative, PDP Presidential Campaign Council(2007);Delegate, National Political Reform Conference (NPRC)-2005;Women Representative, PDP Reconciliation Committee on the Executive/Legislative Impasse(2002);International Convener, Home Economics and Consumer Affairs International Council of Women (ICW) Bangkok, Thailand(1993).

Founder/President, Women for Peace Initiative (WOPI) Nigeria Patron, Young Muslim Women Association, Nigeria Sub-Regional Coordinator- Anglophone Africa, International Council for Women Member, World Association of NGOs (WANGO) Member, West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) INGO Ambassador, International Non-Governmental Organization(London, UK)

National Award of Excellence towards Women Development Abuja, Nigeria Jean Harris Award – Rotary International Winner of the Distinguished Eagle Achievement Award Newark, New Jersey, USA Amazon Women Award for Contribution towards the Development of Womanhood, Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Youth Congress Award on the authority of the Senate Headquarters, Banjul, the Gambia Merit Award by the Mayor of Atlanta, USA Meritorious Certificate for Loyal and Devoted Services to Development by the Nawar-U-Deen Society of Nigeria Certificate of Recognition – University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA Quintessence Award for Remarkable Contribution to Humanity by media in support of Humanity (MISH) Ambassador for peace by the Universal Peace Federation and the Inter-Religious and International federation for world peace Honorary citizen of Kansas City, USA Fellow, African Business School – FABS Fellow chartered Institute of Administration – FCIA Member of the Order of the Federal Republic – MFR

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajiya_Zainab_Maina
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