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Hajiya (Dr.) Turai Umaru Yar'Adua


First Lady of Nigeria

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Created: 21st Apr 2009
Modified: 21st Apr 2009
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Hajiya (Dr.) Turai Umaru Yar'Adua
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Gender: female

Her Excellency Mrs. Hajiya Turai Umaru Musa Yar’Adua has been the First Lady of Nigeria since her husband President Umaru Yar’Adua took office in 2007. Mrs. Yar’Adua is involved in the fight against poverty, the eradication of child and maternal mortality, the reduction of HIV/AIDS incidence, empowerment of Nigerian women and youths, including her contributions to building homes, encouraging strong family ties and nation-building. In 2008, Mrs. Yar’Adua
launched the country’s Girls’ Education Initiative, in association with UNICEF, to help fight against illiteracy among girls in Nigeria. In that same year she also launched the National Coalition of Women Against HIV/AIDS and the Women and Youth Empowerment Foundation (WAYEF), which has established links with international NGOs including the American Cancer Association. Mrs. Yar’Adua received her B.A. in Education from Ahmadu Bello University, after which she worked as a school teacher. Mrs. Yar’Adua is the Chair of the African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM), a Steering Committee Member of the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), and a Vice Chair of African Synergy.

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