When you think of #WCW, you think of woman crush Wednesday; which is so cool. We at Tozali magazine appreciate women who are role models and inspiration to the younger generation. And that is why every Wednesday we celebrate and appreciate these wonderful women. Hon. Hajara Yakubu Wanka is our woman crush for this week.
Hon. Hajara hails from Bauchi state, Kirfi LGA precisely. She attended Saadu Zungur Primary School and Government Girls College Bauchi for her secondary education.
Hon. Hajara went further to study Political Science at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. She started working with an NGO and at the same time a freelance Journalist.
Hon. Hajara later became the Special Adviser on MDGs and Co-coordinating NEPAD/APRM to Governor Yuguda led administration. After MDGs she was engaged as a Consultant on Polio Eradication with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency.
She also consults for the YOUWIN Empowerment Program.
Hon. Hajara has a political pedigree with the Late Prime Minister as her maternal grandfather and her father, the late Wazirin Bauchi was also a Politician, a member house of Representative and a senator in the 1st republic. Hon. Hajara Yakubu Wanka contested for the Bauchi South Senatorial Seat during the recent bye-elections which of course did not come out fruitful as she said; she was denied ticket by the MEN folk by all means.
Hon. Hajara sees politics as part of her, she said all her life she has never felt fully represented and if given the chance she will fully represent her people the way she wants to be represented. This strong-willed woman said she joined politics to create a platform
that will enable her contribute to the society. Hon. Hajara is a mother and a wife.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU