Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, a prominent figure from Kano State, Nigeria, was the former Commissioner for Higher Education. The former Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, gave her this esteemed position. Born in Bunkure town, she has always had strong ties to the region.
On August 4th, 2023, during a senate plenary, Bunkure’s name echoed as a ministerial nominee, gearing her up to be a part of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR’s cabinet. This nomination was a testament to her leadership capabilities and deep understanding of the educational landscape.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure made a significant announcement on October 26th, 2020. She declared the reopening of state-owned tertiary education institutions in Kano State, closed for seven months due to the pandemic’s impact.
Further solidifying her position as a leader in Nigeria, she was introduced as the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory on August 16th, 2023, by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This appointment showcases her ongoing commitment to the betterment of the nation.