First Lady of Nigeria Calls for Greater Representation of Women in Leadership Roles

First Lady of Nigeria Calls for Greater Representation of Women in Leadership Roles

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. Oluremi Tinubu, the first lady of Nigeria, has called for an upward review of the number of women occupying leadership positions in the country.


She emphasized that women should be given more opportunities to contribute significantly to Nigeria’s growth and development instead of being marginalized and overlooked.

Her remarks were made during a book launch event organized by Mrs. Salamatu Yahaya, wife of the Chief of Army Staff, titled “Strengthening the NAOWA Narrative.”

Supporting Women’s Leadership:

Represented by Senator Nora Daduut, Mrs. Tinubu highlighted the need to increase the number of women in leadership positions.

She expressed her belief that the book being launched would greatly enrich the lives of not only members of the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) but also women across Nigeria.

Driving Women’s Participation in Leadership:

The author of the book, Salamatu Yahaya, who is also the president of NAOWA, explained that the book was inspired by the desire to promote women’s participation in leadership roles.

She stressed the importance of Nigerian women in the country’s development and growth, emphasizing that they should not be excluded from leadership positions as their presence is essential.


Enriching the Lives of Nigerian Women:

Yahaya further stated that “Strengthening the NAOWA Narrative” would serve as a foundation for building upon the remarkable achievements of Nigerian Army Officers’ wives and all Nigerian women who continue to break barriers in their respective fields.

The book aims to contribute to the empowerment and progress of women in leadership positions, recognizing their vital contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria.


The first lady of Nigeria, Oluremi Tinubu, and the author of “Strengthening the NAOWA Narrative,” Salamatu Yahaya, have both emphasized the significance of women’s involvement in leadership roles.

They advocated for an increase in the number of women occupying such positions, recognizing the valuable contributions they can make to the growth and development of the country.

The book launch event serves as a platform to promote women’s empowerment and encourage their active participation in leadership endeavors across Nigeria.


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