Maryam Yalwaji Katagum Biography, Husband, Age, Career, Net Worth

Maryam Yalwaji Katagum Biography
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Maryam Yalwaji Katagum is one of the ministerial nominees announced on Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 based on a letter to the Senate signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Prior to this development, she is Nigeria’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris.

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Profile

Full Name Mariam Yalwaji Katagum
Occupation Politician
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 18 November 1954
State of Origin Bauchi state
Birthplace Azare, Nigeria
Nationality Nigeria

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Biography

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum (born 18 November, 1954, Azare, Bauchi state), serves as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment. Previously, Katagum was Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Age

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum is 67 year old.

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Education

In 1976, Mariam Y. Katagum obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Graduate Certificate in Education at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. In 1985, she earned a Master in Administration and Planning at the University of Lagos. In 1999, Katagum obtained a Certificate in Social Development Policy, Planning and Practice at the University College, London. The same year she was awarded a UNESCO Fellowship.

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Career

After graduation from the school, Katagum started her professional career with National Youth Service, at the Water Board, Jos. In 1977-1981, Katagum was a Senior Education Officer at the Federal Government College, Azare. Later she served at Federal Scholarship Board, Lagos (1981-1984).

Next fifteen years she was posted to the Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO (1985-2000). In 2000-2001, Katagum was a Director for Special Projects at the National Primary Education Commission in Abuja. Starting from 2001, Katagum served as the Secretary General of the Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO. In 2004, Katagum gave a final speech at UNU-UNESCO Conference on Wars in the 21st Century in Paris. Starting from 2006 Katagum was supervising the National and International Partnership Division of the Federal Ministry of Education. In June 2009, Katagum was appointed Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to UNESCO.

She served on a number of national and international Committees and Panels including the Board of Trustees of the African World Heritage Fund (2009-2011), the West Africa Group in UNESCO (2009-2012), the E-9 Group in UNESCO (2010-2012), the UNESCO Headquarter’s Committee (2011-2013), the PX Commission of the Executive Board (2013) and others.

In 2017, Katagum attended Gala Night of the Africa Week, 2017 organized by the Africa Group at UNESCO Headquarter in Paris.

In July 2019, Katagum was nominated as a Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment from Bauchi state in Nigeria by the president Muhammadu Buhari. As a Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Katagum advocates implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as vital to achieving the gains which Nigeria stands to benefit.

Mariam Yalwaji Katagum Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly. So, how much is Mariam Yalwaji Katagum worth at the age of 67 years old? Mariam Yalwaji Katagum’s income source is mostly from being a successful Politician. She is from Nigeria. We have estimated Mariam Yalwaji Katagum’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets to around $1 Million – $5 Million


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