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ANN Presidential Candidate, Fela Durotoye, Unveils Running Mate

Nur'deen Olaitan



ANN Presidential Candidate, Fela Durotoye, Unveils Running Mate

The Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, unveils Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya as his running mate for the 2019 presidential election.

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In his introduction of his vice president, Fela Durotoye tells about the education, experience and the social value of his choice particularly in the education sector. He said:

“I’m incredibly proud to unveil my running mate, & with your support & God’s Grace, the next Vice President of Nigeria, Khadijah Abdullahi-Iya.

She has an LLB Law degree from the University of Abuja & Masters in Law & Diplomacy from the University of Jos. Continuous learning, focus & determination are her strategy to personal growth & development.

Khadijah founded a variety of social enterprises & businesses & sits on the Board of a few SMEs & possesses over 10 years experience in humanitarian & community outreach programs. As the Founder/ED of Beyond Mentors Inc.& Beyond Mentors Community Care Initiatives (BMCCi) addresses & prevents poverty from the cradle, especially in Northern Nigeria.

She established & launched Rags to Riches (R2R) clubs 8 public schools in Kaduna & Abuja extended to out of school programs (IDP Schools) in collaboration with Life Builders Initiatives another NGO in Abuja & has grown to over 181 members.

Khadijah’s objective is to keep finding innovative ways to add value to communities 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. Her life’s goal is to chart a legacy through social impact.

Khadijah hails from Bida, in Niger state & was born in Kaduna to Alhaji Audu Bida, popularly known as Alhaji Audu Kongila & Hajiya Aisha Sherriff Usman.

Alhaji Audu was a mega Construction mogul in the early 50s & 60s who built most of the roads in Northern Nigeria that linked to the Southern states of the country, a Philanthropist and devout Muslim.

She is happily Married to Alhaji Haruna Dalhatu Iya, a building Engineer & former Deputy Director of CBN, from the Royal Family of Masaba Dynasty. He has the coveted title of Iyan Nupe.

Khadijah has 5 biological children & has raised many others. Let’s welcome Khadijah.” He concluded.

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