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Meet our Discussant – Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman FICMC

Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman FICMC is the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, a member of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise and the Vice Chair of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Regional Board. She was appointed Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development and Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria in December 2008 and 2010 respectively. In February 2012, she was appointed Commissioner, Political Affairs, Peace and Security, ECOWAS Commission and completed her tenure at the end of April 2016.

She joined the Board of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc. as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2017 and is also an Independent non-executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. She is an experienced professional in corporate business development and an amazon in the Nigerian public sphere widely known for her advocacy for the education of the girl-child and women development. She executes other assignments in both public and private sector including humanitarian services through Alkali Hussaini Foundation. She was elected in 2020 to serve on the Board of Trustee of the Queen’s College Old Girls Association, an assignment she is particularly passionate about.

Dr. Suleiman obtained an LLB (Hons) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1981 as well as an LLM (with Distinction in “Multinational Enterprise and the Law”) from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 1987.


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