By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna, NorthWest, Nigeria
Queen Bilkisu Shibah is a young women in her forties, a medical practitioner, humanitarian, mobilizer and educator based in the United state of America. She is vibrant and articulated young woman, a face of Hope for her constituency, Kaduna zone one senatorial district.
She is popularly called Gueen Shibah and globally known as Honourable Bilkisu Shibah. Queen Bilkisu Shibah, direct descendants of Alu Dan Sidi one of the pious Emirs of Zazzau Kingdom, a devout Moslem who had learn Qur’an at younger age having brought from Islamic background, born from Limancin Kona area of Zaria city, professional nurse of every magnitude, who has attended national and international courses in United State of America.
She Holds Masters of social work (M.S.W.), political science and government. Mother of three, those in her zone and Nigeria can attest to her service to humanity, today her name has become a household name across the world. She has vast experience in anything that has to do with health through her working career with famous Baylor Scott & White Health which is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in the state of Texas.
One of the interesting side of her is her wonderful contributions in taking women and their children, most especially the needy, to greater heights through her pet project Gidauniyar Arewa Women and Children Support Foundation. The foundation even before it was formally commission have given succor to many less privileged in Northern Nigeria, it also made giant strides in the areas of arresting the menace of drug abuse among the youth as well as rape cases and empowerment of women into different skills among other programs line up by the foundation to free Nigerians from becoming slaves in their country home Nigeria.
Bilkisu’s humane posture and welfarism began right from her days at the primary school where she associated herself with poor children. She assisted them and interacted with the lowly place in the society in spite of her privileged position and by so doing she was loved by all and sundry since her childhood.
In her passion to build a world that should be of interest to everyone of us, she focused on Nation building where she currently prepare and mentor youths, women in her senatorial district. This is because of her love to serve humanity.
Her gestures of assisting the needy, couple with her strong desire of join hands with organizations in finding solutions to the problems militating against the life of women folk in the country, inform her engagement into different fora. Her quest is to see Nigerian women (more especially those from Kaduna North District) been empowered through skill acquisitions to enable them become self-reliant in the society, this will give them room to contribute their quota in building new Nigeria where everybody is happy to live with one another.
She also dreamt of a country that can give out loans to our teeming youth who are idle at home as result of unemployment syndrome facing them as well as renovation of schools and empowering of youths in order for them to have a sense of belonging by becoming free from drugs in order to become useful and patriotic citizens rather than becoming thugs to politicians.
She said that if she was elected as senator to represent the district under the platform of PDP, she is not only going to improve the living standard of her people through her foundation but she is going to give them proper representation at red chamber come 2019.
Visionary and highly intelligent woman, she was full of ideas, very caring person with a pleasant disposition, and full of kindness, amiable, hospitable and ever vivacious. She come across as detached and straight faced Amazon of high magnitude;
Queen Shibah who combines the rare attributes of beauty, brains, charm and elegance. She is friendly and articulated on issues, she is indeed Nigeria’s Diamond of inestimable value.
It is amazing how she successfully managed power, influence and perhaps wealth and still related so well with people all over the country, using her vast experience and her human relation which many believe was in her blood. Like all divas, Bilkisu may not be perfect but she had a perfect purpose, she is indeed a comfort in sorrow and companion in joy.
Queen Shibah started her Political career in 2001, she has contested For House of Representative three times, she was once a woman leader in her Political party and was part of GoodLuck Jonathan Campaign Organization in the last 2015 general election.
Her favorite quote is: ” I was born to help, it gives me satisfaction when I share with people, especially the less privilege”
Her postals are everywhere in Kaduna North with her campaign message, Queen 2019: it’s time to work together , Honourable Bilkisu Shibah for Senator.
In the history of the 1999 Democratic dispensation, She is the first female aspirant running for the Senate in Kaduna North senatorial district. Kaduna zone one.