Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu will become the 20th and second female president of Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture on Thursday.
A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Educationn Aliyu is a seasoned professional, leader, teacher, trainer, farmer and general merchant whose watchword is exemplified by hard work and excellence. Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu is the Managing Director of Sarat Group of Companies.
Aliyu who will be sworn in as the 20th president of the association on Thurssay May 16, has served the chamber movement in various capacities over two decades. She is immediate past chairperson of the coalition of the Northern State chambers of commerce,1st and 2nd deputy president NACCIMA, National Vice President NACCIMA, President Kaduna chambers, 1st and 2nd Deputy President Kaduna chambers and treasurer NACCIMA.
Aliyu’s wealth of leadership and management spanned four decades in private and public sector where she served in various capacities including Chairperson of Job Creation and Sustainable Livelihood UNDP Assisted programme, Commerce Vice President Nigeria American Chamber of Commerce Kaduna Chapter, Vice Chairman Agricultural Trade Group of Kaduna Chambers and Member UNDP Stakeholders Board on job Creation and Sustainable Livelihood, Kaduna. She also served as member Coordinating unit of poverty eradication Programme in Kaduna, Member Nigerian Shippers Council, Member FEAP stakeholders Board and treasurer Nigeria Niger Chamber of Commerce amongst several others. Aliyu was lecturer at Kaduna Polytechnic and Ahmadu Bello university Zaria.
Aliyu has attended several leadership fora, conferences and seminars both national and international including World Conference on Women Heads of Entrepreneurs in Brussels, Conference of Women Heads of Organisations in Washington DC, Seminar for African Chambers of Commerce in Beijing China, Organisation of Islamic Conference, Jakarta, Northern Economic Summit, National Workshop & Promotion on Agricultural Machinery and Post-Harvest Technology and Leadership Forum in Ota amongst several others.
Aliyu’s passion in the development of women is seen in her commitment and involvement with different women groups. She was President of Police Officers Wives Association Yola chapter, President of Police Officers Wives Association Kaduna chapter, President Public Officers Wives Association Yola, Vice President Retired Armed Forces & Police Officers Association, Treasurer Forum for African Women Educationists and Life Member, Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria amongst other associations.
Awards and honours in recognition of Aliyu’s achievement, dedication and service to humanity, peace and unity include the “Paragon of Excellence& Impetus for Greater Services to our Fatherland” by Abubakar Tafawa Foundation and “Ambassador for Peace” by Inter Religious & Interactional Federation for World Peace.
Born on 24 September 1948 in Lagos, schooled in Kaduna and Zaira, originated from Borno and married to Aliyu from Niger state. Aliyu lives in Kaduna with her husband Senator Nuhu Labbo Aliyu, a retired Deputy Inspector-General of police and they are blessed with children and grandchildren.
On 16th May 2019, Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu becomes 20th National President of Nigerian Chambers of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA) at an investiture and inauguration ceremonies during NACCIMA’s 59th AGM in Kaduna, Nigeria.