Women and youths in Nasarawa during a solidarity walk in celebration of the nomination of Iman Suleiman Ibrahim as Minister.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

Women and Youth stakeholders in Nasarawa State have commended President Bola Tinubu for appointing a female indigene of the state, Iman Suleiman Ibrahim as Minister.

Ibrahim, a consummate and international professional with over two decades of technical, administrative, and executive experience across the public and private sectors, has over the years been known for her philanthropic gestures across the 13 Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State.

Speaking at a rally held in Lafia on Thursday by the women and youth stakeholders, Director General of the state’s Human Capital Development Agency, Habiba Balarabe-Suleiman, who spoke for the groups, said the appointment of the ministerial nominee had brought great joy to many residents of the state.

She said, “We are here today to express our gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for appointing one of us, Hon. Iman Suleiman Ibrahim as Minister. Since we got the news of her appointment, we have been very happy because women and youths are hardly appointed as Minister but the President has given us a sense of belonging by appointing her to serve as a member of the federal executive council.

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“Fortunately for us, the good people of Nasarawa State, we know that we can trust her because she is someone who has the passion to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the society.

“We are very sure that she will do exceedingly well as Minister. So, we want to express our gratitude to the President and Governor Abdullahi Sule for the opportunity given to women to be involved in governance.”

On her part, Women Leader of the State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Blessing Ebuga, thanked the President for being gender friendly, while assuring that women in the state will continue to support his administration to succeed.

Earlier, Governor Sule while receiving the women and youth groups at his office in Lafia, promised to give them more opportunities both at the state and federal levels.

Sule, who spoke through the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Jibrin Giza, further urged them to continue to be good ambassadors of the state whenever they are given opportunities to serve in public offices.

Our Correspondent reports that the Nasarawa State Head of Service, Abigail Waya; the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Sule on Youth Development, Shuaibu Sani, among others were present at the rally.

It would be recalled that on July 27, 2023, Iman Suleiman Ibrahim was among those nominated by President Bola Tinubu to serve as members of his cabinet.