I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Abike Dabiri is a politician and former member of the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Constituency in Lagos State. She was the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity. She was also former Chair of the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, and was elected for the first time in 2003, and re-elected in 2007 and 2011.
Abike Dabiri attended Maryland Private School, Maryland, Ikeja for her primary school education and St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan for her secondary education. She obtained her first degree in English Language from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) She obtained a post graduate diploma (PGD) in mass communication and also a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Lagos. She also studied in the United States at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Abike worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for fifteen years, anchoring the weekly NTA News-line programme and taking a particular interest in poverty and social justice issues. She retired from her position at Nigerian Television Authority to stand for election in the House of Representatives, winning with a substantial majority. Abike was the Chairman, House Committee on Media in Federal House of Representative from 2003 to 2007, Honourable Member, Federal House of Representative from 2003 to 2007, Board Member, Lagos State Broadcasting Corporation Vision 2010, Honourable Member, Federal House of Representative from the year 2007 to 2011.
In 2015, she was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. She was also a supporter of “Together Nigeria” an independent advocacy group launched to work towards President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.
She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!
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