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Sense of belonging or connectedness is a key aspect of ethnic and national identity. However, there is little exploration of the implication of Boko-Haram insurgency on Ethnic and national sense of belonging among Northern-Nigerians, particularly among the girls and young women.Boko Haram is an Islamic sect that believes politics in northern Nigeria has been seized by a group of corrupt, false Muslims. Therefore, wants to wage a war against the Federal Republic of Nigeria generally, to create a "pure" Islamic state ruled by sharia law
The continuing violence by Boko Haram has led to underdevelopment, instability, unemployment and poverty in Nigeria, particularly in the north-east. However, girls and young women mostly bear the brunt of these attacks, with the most notable being the kidnap of more than 300 girls and young women from their school, Chibok in Borno state, in 2014. My PhD will explore the implications of Boko-Haram insurgency on perceptions of belonging and connectedness among Northern-Nigerian girls and young women.
After my First degree in Public Administration, I had the privilage of working as a legislative aide in the Nigerian National Assembly. I worked with the then Chairperson of the House of Representatives committee on Women, Youth and Children's development. There I developed a passion for women advocacy. After this I worked with the International Republican Institute( IRI) as a program staff. IRI were stakeholders in creating political awareness in women, youths and persons with disabilities in the 2004 Nigerian Electoral Reform.
After my Masters degree from the university of Northampton, I have been woking with the Federal Government of Nigeria as a senior administrative officer in one of the parastatals in Abuja.