Haj. Aisha Babangida

aisha-babangidaHaj. Aisha Babangida
Chairperson, Better Life for the Rural Women

Her Excellency, Hajiya Aisha Babangida was born to General and Mrs Ibrahim Babangida, she embraced her role as a humanitarian focusing on issues concerning the rural woman, like her late mother, Dr Mrs. Maryam Babangida, advocating for the rural woman to be educated, provided with basic skills and eventually empowered to help herself, her community and her nation. Hajiya Aisha is an advocate for cross-cultural understanding. A psychologist with a keen interest in diplomacy, she employs her profession and interest to liaise and advocate on woman issues at the legislative level and financial institutions like the Micro Finance Banks.

Hajiya Aisha Babangida chairs the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman. Steering in the same approach as the founder of the Program, Dr. Mrs Maryam Babangida, but with a resolve to soothe our prevailing dynamic economic changes. Hajiya Aisha advocates on women issues, She is an avid promoter of women empowerment movements in Nigeria. Recently she was a special guest at an interactive session on gender issues with Madam Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile under the Secretary-General and Executives UN for Women. She empowers and supports the youth so they become successful entrepreneurs early and make themselves self- reliant and indispensable to themselves and to the Nation.

In her role to empower, support and nurture, Hajiya Aisha Babangida has since partnered with the Nigerian National Assembly on safe motherhood, under the umbrella of the White Ribbon Alliance for safe motherhood. She also serves as a member of the Abuja University Governing Council, a member of White Ribbon Alliance, an avid promoter of the girl child initiatives by the Action Aid. Her ongoing focus includes partnership with NIAF (Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility) to introduce Clean Cook Stoves to the Nigerian Woman. The Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman collaborated with the Global Shea Alliance (GSA) to promote and secure the Shea Tree and introduce cottage industries in the rural areas for the rural woman producing quality Shea butter. At the community level, the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman provides learning centers and basic facilities to cater to the needs of rural dwellers. The BLPRAW has an outreach program targeting young people in rural areas, which provided computers, books, recreational activities. In recognition of her efforts to advance development in rural areas. Hajiya Aisha Babangida has been awarded numerous awards and traditional titles.