Safiya Musa


Safiya Musa has about two decades banking experience and was FirstBank’s Chief Representative Officer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In that role, she doubled as the Chief Executive for the brand as well as an Ambassador at-large for Nigeria. She’s a graduate of Economics from Bayero University Kano, and has also received further education/training at several institutions, including Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School, INSEAD Business School, and the African Centre For International Criminal Justice ACICJ. Safiya is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), a Mentor, TEF Programme and a Member of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Network. She co-founded EduShine Support Foundation to assist students of public schools to maximise their educational potentials by providing extramural classes, free Jamb registration, payment of school fees, mentoring program and online-based educational resources. Through this effort, she helps promote inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning for all, thereby substantially helping to achieve the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4. The Foundation also provides funding to small-scale business owners. This initiative is called the ‘Power Of N50k’. She’s an advocate of Pro-poor policies, and partners with many NGOs focusing on Education, Empowerment and Health Care for the less privileged. She’s the Founder/Chief Enterprise Officer of the Amazons for Change & Empowerment Initiative, and a BOT member of the Emerge Women organization. She also works in advisory
capacity with Smile Missions Health Care (SMHC) in providing medical service support to areas ravaged by Boko Haram terrorism, and the Kogi Young Professionals Network in providing support to the Executive team. Internationally, Safiya has participated in fund-raising initiatives for the Institute of Cancer Research, UK and other charitable activities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She was recently invited by the Parliamentarians For Global Action (PGA) to join a Regional Working Group on the fight against impunity in Africa. She has received many awards for her Humanitarian works, and was recently confirmed a Global Goodwill Ambassador (GGA) by the United Nations affiliated GGA Organization. Safiya is renowned for her intellect, leadership qualities, passionate commitment to worthy causes, versatility, diligence and an impactful results-oriented approach to issues. She is at the vanguard of numerous initiatives to promote and support the socio-economic development of Nigeria. She currently serves as the National Vice President, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria ICEN.

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