Nasir El Rufai
The Committee is headed by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna state. He has served as Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Secretary of the National Council of Privatization, and Minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi
Senator Olubunmi Adetumbi is the Secretary of the committee. He represented Ekiti North in the Senate between 2011 and 2015 and served as the Vice Chairman of the Senate’s committee on Interior.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregebesola is the Governor of Osun state and former commissioner of works and infrastructural development in Lagos state.
Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (SAN) of Ondo state once served as the Attorney-General of Ondo state between 1997 – 1999, and was elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.
Umar Abdullahi Ganduje was elected Governor of Kano state in 2015. He previously worked with government commissions such as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Lake Chad Basin Commission.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State once served as Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly for 7 years.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun was elected Governor of Ogun State in 2011 and he is presently serving his second term. He had previously represented Ogun Central Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate between 2003 and 2007
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state is one of the youngest serving governors in the country. He assumed office in 2015 after years of service in the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission.
Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar was elected governor of Bauchi state in 2015. His career as a public officer began in Bauchi state’s Ministry of Justice where he served as an Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. He is a member of the National Judicial Council.
Kashim Ibrahim Shettima
Governor Kashim Ibrahim Shettima of Borno State has previously served as Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Education, Agriculture and Health.
Sullivan Chime was governor of Enugu state for two successive terms between 2007 and 2015. His civil service career began in 1999 with an appointment as Special Adviser on Legal Matters to then Governor of Enugu state, and he has served as the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.
Senator Osita Izunaso first held public office in 1992 when he was elected into the House of Representatives. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Labour and productivity and in 2007, he was elected Senator for the Imo West (Orlu) constituency of Imo state.
Mallam Bolaji Abullahi is the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress. He was a former journalist with ThisDay newspapers and served as Kwara state’s commissioner of Education before he was appointed as Minister of Youth Development, and later Sports, in 2011.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu is Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology. He was elected first governor of the old Abia state in 1991 and prior to that, he was a lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt.
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan is the Minister of Women Affairs. She served in Taraba state’s Ministry of Justice as Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, and represented Taraba North Constituency in the Senate. In 2015, she ran for office of the governor of the state.
Hajiya Aishat Ismail is a former Minister of Women Affairs and Youth Development. She was the first woman to emerge as the Director-General of the Kano state directorate of women and child development, as well as the Director-General of the National Commission for women.
Sharon Ikeazor, in 2014, served as (interim) National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress. In 2016, she was appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Rachael Akpabio is the South-South Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress. She is a member of the APC Women Campaign Initiative, and served on the party’s Presidential Campaign Committee in 2015. She is the country representative of BFI Group Corporation (USA), a Capital Resource, Technology and Infrastructure Development Company.
Rinsola Abiola is the Acting President of the APC Young Women Forum and former PRO of the All Progressive Youth Forum (APYF). She served in the media and youth mobilisation committees of the APC Presidential Campaign Committee, and is currently a Special Assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara. She is an advocate for youth and women inclusion in politics.
Ismaeel Ahmed is the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment Programmes. He is the chairman of the All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF), which he founded in 2013. He is a campaigner for youth inclusion in politics.
Professor Oserheimen Osunbor was Senator for Edo Central Constituency in the fourth republic. In 2007, he was elected Governor of Edo state.
Hajiya Fatima Bala is a retired permanent secretary. She served as Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Botswana from 2004-2007, and has been in active politics since then.
Jasper Azuatalam is the Executive Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund. He was a member of the Presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress in 2015, and founded a group called ‘Buhari Vanguard’ to rally youths.
Dr. Stella Ayamara Dorgu represented Sagbama/Ekeremo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015. In 2001, she was appointed the Director General of the National Center for Women Development (NCWD) and in 2003, she co-chaired an ECOWAS English committee to review documents on gender equity.