By Glam and Essence
Hajia Aisha Babangida,the first daughter of Nigeria’s former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida and Late wife, Former First Lady, Hajia Maryam Babangida is 50 today.Her day was made known by her family members and close friends who celebrated her in Minna today.Born on the 25th of may 1970, Aisha Babangida has definitely towed the line of her late mother,by inheriting her humanitarian attribute. She is the Chairperson of the Better Life program for the African Rural Woman, a nonprofit organisation founded by her late mother.
As a humanitarian,she aims to make an international impact on finance, education, entrepreneurship, and more. For this reason is she passionate about women’s rights and has worked tirelessly to increase the resources that women across Nigeria need to thrive. As the Chairman of the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman,she has helped in improving the lives of people in Nigeria by providing them access to the necessary resources, including literacy program, professional skills development, and financial literacy. She is also the Founder of Egwafin Microfinance Bank and the Tasnim Foundation.
Egwafin Microfinance Bank specifically focuses on helping women who are often considered “unbankable” to get the access they need to funding and finance that they need to pursue their business ideas. Her strong background in finance,has enabled her establish a successful microfinance bank.
At 50,she has built a formidable profile for herself For instance,besides being the Chairman of the Better Life Foundation,Aisha Babangida is also a former mentor for the Mara Foundation. From 2014 to 2017, she was Director of North Link Insurance Company, and from 2013 to 2017, she was on the Governing Council of the University of Abuja. Her schooling includes the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and INSEAD (“The Business School for the World”).
Aisha’s many feats has seen her honoured.She received gold medal award from the prestigious Crans Montana Forum in Brussels.Today,her family and friends celebrate this gentle but focus woman of substance as she turns 50.