The Presidential candidate of Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye, picked Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as his running mate for the 2019 election
Fela Durotoye is from Ekiti State while his running mate is from the North; Niger State.
Abdullahi-Iya is married to the former Deputy Director of Central Bank of Nigeria Alhaji Haruna Dalhatu Iya.
Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya is an award-winning innovator, a serial social entrepreneur, publisher, mentor, author, and a social change actor, passionate about her community, and doing something about it.
She obtained her LLB Law from the University of Abuja and Masters in Law & Diplomacy from the University of Jos. Continuous learning, focus and determination are her strategies for personal growth and development.
Khadijah founded a variety of social enterprises & businesses. Notably, she is the Editor-in-Chief /CEO of S. I. Magazine Ltd and an Executive Director of Beyond Mentors Inc.
She sits on the Board of a few SMEs and possesses over Ten (10) years experience in humanitarian and community outreach programs.
Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya consults and facilitates programs and training for SME’s in collaboration with Governmental/ Non-Governmental Agencies or organization.
As the founder/Executive Director of Beyond Mentors Inc. a non-governmental organisation originally set up as a social enterprise has evolved to an NGO- Beyond Mentors Community Care Initiatives (BMCCi) which was conceived out of the need to address and prevent poverty from the cradle in Nigeria especially, Northern Nigeria.
BMCCi has an advocacy arm called the Women community of Africa(WCA).
She Created, Established & launched Rags to Riches (R2R) club in schools in Abuja, the club is inaugurated in Eight public schools in Kaduna state extended to out of school programs (IDP Schools) in collaboration with Life Builders Initiatives another NGO in Abuja. R2R has grown to over 181 members.
Khadijah’s objective and belief are to keep finding innovative/creative ways to add value to community; advocating for literacy through fun learning from the cradle, Which earned her an award for Excellence; for promoting quality Education In Nig, from the Civil society Action coalition on Education.
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