Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu Biography (Early Life, Education, Career, Awards)

Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu
A Nigerian Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari Was The Former National Women Leader Of The All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP

Born: June 12,1970
Education: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nasarawa State University.
Political Party: APC
Religion: Muslim
Position: Minister

Early Life And Education

Ramatu Aliyu, was born on June 12,1970, in Wuse, FCT Abuja.

She Was Born into the Royal family of late Alhaji Sidi Ali Mamman Bawa Allah of Lokoja Local Government Area Of Kogi State, she did not begin life like some lucky ones did. She started its journey, of course unsure of what it would offer as tomorrow lurked.

She Started Her Primary School in Suleja at Dawaki Primary School in 1976, Six years after in 1982, after obtaining her first school leaving certificate, Ramatu head to the Federal Government College in Minna, Niger State, in earnest pursuit of secondary school education which culminated successfully in 1988.

Later in 1990, after her secondary education, she found succor in the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

After a remedial programme, she later earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.


After her National Youth Service Scheme at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. A successful service to her father land, She joined AZAH intermediaries Nigeria Limited, a civil engineering construction firm, as one of its Managing Directors.
Ramatu Tijani Aliyu
In subsequent years, Ramatu embarked on a steady and conscientious pursuit of the proverbial Golden Fleece. To this end, she proceeded to the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, for Masters Degree in Public Administration.

She Also Acquire a PhD in Security and Strategic studies at the institute of governance and development Studies from the same Ivory tower.

she was later conferred with a Doctor of Public Administration honorary degree by the Prestigious Commonwealth University, London, United Kingdom. Also she earned another Certificate in Leadership Skills from the reputable Abbey College, London, also in the United Kingdom.

Political Career

Ramatu bowed to the overpowering zeal to serve humanity. In 2004, she was appointed a Special Adviser on Women Affairs, Youth and Social Development to the Chairman of Gwagwalada Area Council. Ramatu was to later cut her teeth, rendering service to man and community at this grassroots anchor of the development chain.

Ramatu Later served as the Focal Person for the Federal Capital Territory (2), anchoring the implementation of the Millennium Development Goal in Nigeria’s Cosmopolitan political capital.
In 2007, she made a bold political career statement, not common with the conservative disposition of women of northern Nigeria extraction like her.

She ignored traditional stereotypes, confident of her capacity, resolute in her capability and convinced that it takes courage to succeed. She threw her handbag into the ring of partisan politics. She ran for election to represent Kwali/Kuje/Abaji Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Barely a year later in 2008, she emerge the first female National Vice Chairman (North Central Zone) of the then leading opposition political party in the country, the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP.

A fearless woman in a man’s den, she dared both the lions and the hyenas that bared their fangs in the dark alleys of intricate political conspiracies.

In 2010, Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu emerged the National Woman Leader of the then conservative All Nigeria People’s Party, ANPP, a Party, whose ideology she had consistently subscribed to until its demise.

Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu may well be an indelible footprint on the sand of time as an irrepressible Amazon of change.


October 16, 2019

She was honoured with the “Iconic Woman of the Year Award”. Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu received the Award in a retinue of other distinguished personalities, which included the First Lady of Kogi State, Hajiya Rashida Yahaya Bello, Queen Chikezie Ijeoma and other high profile women Leaders.

The Minister was honoured for her phenomenal track records of preeminent leadership, with regards to her contributions to women empowerment, humanitarian activities and other dignified extensions of benevolence.

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