Iyom Josephine Anenih
Iyom Josephine Anenih is the immediate past Minister of Women Affairs. She trained both as an educationist and a lawyer. She is a seasoned women's rights activist, an ardent politician and an outstanding gem in the legal profession. Iyom was the Chairperson of the Federation of Women Lawyers from 1994-2001 and the first National Woman Leader of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) from 1999-2005.
As the National Woman Leader of PDP, she created gender sensitive and inclusive party policies and worked with other female politicians across party lines to tackle the problems faced by all female politicians irrespective of their party affiliation.
She is a Graduate of Senior Executive course of the National institute for policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.
As Minister of Women Affairs from 2010-2011, she brought innovation and creativity into the ministry, restoring the confidence of Nigerian women in the ministry. With her professional touch, courage, strength and homely nature, she steered the ministry towards a position of glory and repute drawing National and International recognition which opened avenues of partnership with numerous international bodies to promote and elevate the Nigerian woman. Iyom Josephine Anenih also co-founded Women Foundation Nigeria (WFN), an organization which creates opportunities for Women to network on global women issues and works to empower women to participate in politics.
She was a member of the IRI WDN Advisory Board and a member of the Gender Electoral and Constitutional Memoranda Committee (GEM), which works with Parliamentarians on Electoral Reform aimed at incorporating women's perspective in Nigeria's Electoral Laws. She initiated the Indomitable Spirit Awards towards honouring women achievers highlighting their unsung contributions to National and International development with a vie ew to bringing out the indomitable spirit in others.
She is presently the President of the Women Foundation of Nigeria and is very active in mentoring youths and women politicians. She spends the bulk of her time promoting humanitarian ventures, presenting talks and seminars and charting the course for better participation of credible women in elective political positions.
She has many awards, accolades and chieftaincy titles in her kitty as well as being a Fellow of several professional institutes and organisations. She is passionate about women and children issues, and has keen interest in the welfare of less privilege members of society. She has many children and several grandchildren.
Mrs. Biodun Christine Olujimi,
A broadcaster, journalist, political scientist, administrator and public relations practitioner was nominated onto the Board of the NCC by His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan late 2011.
A seasoned politician, she holds a diploma in Journalism, a degree in Political Science, a postgraduate degree in Public Relations and Marketing. She holds a certificate in IT with emphasis on web Development from the Michigan State University.
Biodun worked at different times with the Nigerian Tribune, Nigerian Posts and Telecommunication, Nigerian Television Authority, the Delta Steel Company Ovwian Aladja, Reflex Concept and DBN Television.
She joined politics and at different times has been National Publicity Secretary of the National Centre Party of Nigeria, All People's Party and the All Nigerian People's Party.
She was a Special Assistant to the Governor of Ekiti State, Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and Deputy Governor in Ekiti State.
She was an active participant in the Presidential Primary Election where she held the position of Director Women Affairs. A widely travelled and accomplished administrator, she hails from Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government and is happily married with children
DR MRS STELLA AYAMARA DORGU Ph.D JP
DR Stella Dorgu is presently a Member of the Federal House of Representatives representing Sagbama / Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa state since 2012.
She is an illustrious Bayelsa daughter who blazes the trail for other Bayelsa sons and daughters to follow. Among many firsts, she's the first Female Gubernatorial candidate from Bayelsa state.
She is a seasoned Politician and Teacher, Media practitioner and Leader of thoughts.
She is always eager to answer the call to serve her Motherland whenever the need arises, She has served in many committees at both State and Federal levels and her contributions have always been insurmountable.
She built her professional career in Education and Media and has reached the pinnacle through dint of hard work and determination.
She has written many professional books and journals and remains an active member of several professional bodies in Media and Education.