Munira hails from Kaduna State in the northern region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
She is the second of her father’s sixteen children but the first daughter. She attended Essence International School, Kaduna, where she had her Nursery/Primary and Secondary education up to class five (SS2) before she moved to Abubakar Gumi College Kaduna.
Munira got a diploma in Educational Management from Bayero University Kano; she then proceeded to the University of Abuja to study Sociology as her first degree. From there, she went on to bag a certificate in Leadership Communication from the coveted Harvard University and another certificate in Business Management from the highly rated Lagos Business School in Lagos State.
Munira is an entrepreneur, a politician and philanthropic Muslim woman who has braced the odds against the limitations of cultural and Islamic tenants to break-even in her business and political career. She is the CEO of The Glam professional LTD, The Green Gardens farms, which is a poultry farm in Kano which currently houses well over five thousand chickens and the MSTS Venture, which is a town service transport business that has several inter-state buses and cabs operating in Abuja, the Federal Capital Terriory of Nigeria, as well as a very big event centre that brings in good returns.
Munira’s love and passion for the less privileged can be traced to her father. According to Munira, she grew up seeing her father carrying out charitable acts and she developed the passion to extend a helping hand to the needy. She therefore runs a registered Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Green Heart Impact Foundation where she empowers scores of girls across the country.
Green Heart Foundation focuses on rehabilitating girls that have dropped out from school to hawk on the streets due to lack of money and encourages them to go back to school on its bills.
Munira has a political background and that makes her a politician by nature. She went into politics fully in 2015, when she ran for a seat in the Kaduna State House of Assembly to represent the people of her constituency but lost at the primaries level. Munira was the only woman among four aspirants that ran for the seat and she came second at the primaries poll.
Munira’s passion and obsession to achieve new heights has led her to become one of the most successful business woman in the North and an inspiration to many.
BY MAIMUNA BAGUDU