An online platform, Richtopia.com has recognized two Nigerian women among the most influential women in the world.
The recognition which is based on the life, struggles, roles and contributions of the listed women in their various countries and in the international arena saw the likes of Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama, Abike Dabiri-Erewa ,and Oby Ezekwesili top on the list.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who served as a member of the House of Representatives in the seventh assembly worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for fifteen years. She anchored the weekly popular NTA Newsline programme, taking special interest in poverty and social justice issues.
She retired from her position at Nigerian Television Authority to stand for election in the House of Representatives, winning with a substantial majority in her Ikorodu, Lagos constituency.
Oby Ezekwesili was a former minister of education under the Obasanjo’s administration. A onetime world bank vice-president for the Africa region, she was popularly known to be instrumental to the start of the viral Bring Back Our Girls campaign in the aftermath of the nearly 300 girls that were abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram from Nigeria’s Northeast state, Borno state.