• August 26, 2019

APC’s National Woman Leader Elected Council Of African Political Parties’ Chair In Sudan | + Untold Story of her Rising Profile in Service

Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

Is there
anyone out there who still doubts that the ruling All ProgressiveParty, APC is a party where gender equality thrives
alongside professional merit and candor? Then find out the profile of Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu (Nee Sidi)
who is the national women leader of the party.

Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu comes into the political arena with
a garland of experience in Corporate and Public Service coupled with years of
political maturity that is second to none. Her rare feats in private and public
endeavor in the last 20 years are seen as a formidable asset needed to pilot a
political career role in the newly established Government of President Muhammad Buhari.
APC, the
party and its Leader, President Muhammad
Buhari
being a merit based entity might appreciate the career expertise of
this Kogi State born techno-politico.
Due to a
high expectation for gender revival and a robust and merit based affirmative
action plan by APC and the Presidency, sources in high places are beginning to
look up for what is termed value expertise in Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu
s profile which comes handy with a bouquet of experience
that cut across public and private sector of the Nigerian economy and which can
equally translate into a value added profit at the higher national level.
Political
analysts who are watching events at higher level are of the opinion that Ramatu Tijani Aliyu is a veritable
asset among a crop of women leaders who have grounded knowledge in private and
public service delivery through various cycle of leadership development.


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“Her
insatiable appetite for quality education for the role of leadership was not
done yet as she returned to school in the early part of year 2012 but this time
it was  Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where she bagged a Master’s
Degree in Public Administration, MPA in year 2014”.
Young,
experienced and amiable, Ramatu Tijani
Aliyu
who became the national woman leader of her party APC in 2014 was the
former National Woman Leader of the All
Nigerian People
s Party (ANPP) between 2010 and 2013.
Before
then she held several roles as national vice chairman of ANPP, North Central
Zone between 2008 and 2009.
In
the course of her Public Service Career,
she worked as the Special Adviser to the
Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council
at the Federal Capital Territory,
Abuja on Women Affairs, Youth and Social Development between 2004 and 2007. At
same time she was also handling the dual portfolio of Focal Person, FCT (2) and
Lead Liaison Officer between the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory and
the implementation of Millennium Development Goal Projects at the MDG office.
She was there between 2005 and 2007.
Hajiya
Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

actually built her political experience at several committee level of her party
ANPP. She was a Member of the ANPP National
Reconciliation Committee
in 2009 and in 2011; the board of the party elevated her to become a member of the
National Convention Planning Committee.

Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

In year 2012, the party elected Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu  further as Member of the ANPP National Rebuilding and Inter-Party Contact Committee which
was responsible for the eventual merger of the South West Based Action Congress of Nigeria (A.C.N) and
the Northern Nigeria based All Nigerian
People’s Party
(ANPP), Congress for
Progressive Change
(CPC) which metamorphosed to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC). The merger
came to be through the instrument of the Inter-Party
Contact Sub-Committee
of the National
Rebuilding and Inter-Party Contact Committee
where Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu also played an all inclusive role.
In 2014, Hajiya Ramatu was appointed as the Chairman, APC Extra Ordinary National Convention Delegates Nomination Committee which
held in Ogun State.
The same year she was given the sheer
responsibility to be a special member of the APC Gubernatorial Primaries Nomination Committee in Osun State, a
role she dispatched with rare candor and equanimity and which further led to
her elevation as the National Woman Leader of the party.
During the 2015 election, Hajiya Ramatu’s responsibility grew
wider as she was appointed as the Director, Women Mobilization, APC Presidential Campaign Council which
enabled her to coordinate several female political groups and cells of the
party across the 36 states of the Federation including Abuja.
She was later elected as the President, Women
Wing of Council of African Political
Parties
a Pan African Organization in
the month of August 2015 due to her leadership ingenuity and political
sagacity. The event took place at Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.   
A
brief excursion into Hajia Ramatu’s early
career says much of her vast knowledge in the affairs of corporate and public
administration. She started her career as the Chief Executive Officer, Azah Intermediaries (Nig.) Limited,
Abuja, a Civil Engineering Concern where she made her first professional
calling as a CEO. She later moved to Habisco
(Nig.) Ltd
in the capital city of Abuja where she held the post of
Executive Director. Few years later, she was head hunted again by another
company Jayzee Outfit Ventures,
Abuja where she worked as the Managing Director for several years before she
finally retired into active politics in 2004.
Hajia Ramatu
who is a member of several professional bodies like Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and Nigerian Institute of Public Administration to mention just a few,
has facilitated and initiated several human development projects which
includes, Global Women & Youth
Empowerment Strategy
(Human Resource
Development Tink-Tank)
which has produced several women leaders in her
North Central Region in the last couple of years.
This rare breed Private and Public
Sector expert is equally the Matron of Girl’s
Guide
and a Member of several other groups like African Women in Leadership Organization and Women in Leadership Forum. She is also a leading member of APC Victory Club and the Matron, Buhari – Youth Organization.

Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

Hajiya
Ramatu

is a voracious seeker of  knowledge for  the elevation of quality leadership and to
this cause, she has attended several life changing  seminars 
on Legislative Procedures in Local Government Councils”- which was
sponsored by the Senate Committee on States and Local Government Affairs in
Lokoja, Kogi State few years ago.
She equally attended a National Workshop
on “Strategies
for Effective and Sustainable Internal Revenue Generation at the Local
Government Level”
at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
All these are time tested self development endeavors that has emboldened the
leadership brawn of HajiyaRamatu Tijani
Aliyu
during the course of her several endeavors in public and private
sectors of the Nigerian economy.
Born June 12, 1970, the amiable APC
Woman Leader attended Dawaki Primary
School,
Suleja, Niger State for her Certificate
of Primary Education
between 1976 and 1982.
Between 1982 and 1988 she attended the Federal Government College Minna, Niger
State for her Senior School Certificate from
the West African Examination Council.
She later moved to the School of General
& Remedial Studies, Ahmadu Bello
University
, Zaria, where she bagged a Certificate
of Remedial Studies Programm between 1989 and 1990.
Between 1994 and year 2000 the young and
ambitious Ramatu returned to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where
she enrolled for a degree in Urban and
Regional Planning and later graduated as a Bachelor of Science Degree
(Hons.)
Second Class, (Lower Division).

Hajiya Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

Her insatiable appetite for quality
education for the role of leadership was not done yet as she returned to school
in the early part of year 2012 but this time it was  Nasarawa
State University
, Keffi, where she bagged a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, MPA in year 2014.
Hajia
Ramatu

has few honorary academic awards for her intellectual excellence. She has a
Doctor of Public Administration, (DPA) Honoris
Causa Doctoral
degree conferred on her by Commonwealth University, London, United Kingdom in 2013.
Abbey
College, London Graduate School, United Kingdom
also honored her
with a Certificate in Leadership Skill same year.
Before her early year foray into the
private sector, Hajiya Ramatu
actually had a stint with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as a
National Youth Corps member and her experience there helped to shape her
leadership skills afterwards.
Married to a banker in the person of Ahmed Tijani Aliyu with three lovely
children to show for the union, Hajiya
Ramatu Tijani Aliyu
enjoys reading, fabric design and interior decoration
as her hubby.
With
her at the federal level in company of other sharp brains like herself, it is
most sure that the result of a government which seeks to effect change at all strata of society will be
more pronounced.
Hajiya (Dr) Ramatu
Tijjani Aliyu was recently elected President of the Council of African
political parties (CAPP) Women wing at the general assembly of the organization
in Khartoum, Sudan.  With this, her feat
has earned Nigeria a Pan-African laurel which can only be complimented with a
higher assignment at the national level.
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