Hajia Lami Adamu LauPresident
area of expertise
- Business transformation
- Restructuring and turnaround
- Human Relation Management
- FSLC, Numan 1 primary School, Adamawa
- WASSCE, Prestigious Government Secondary, Hong
- College of preliminary studies, Yola
- Diploma in Language, University of Maiduguri
- BA, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics, UNIMAID
About NCWS President
With the rolling of the cycle of time, history emerges. At the core of every history is the birth of a legacy maker. Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau was born of Alhaji Usman Baba Maikwabbai and Hajiya Jummai Audu Dankoli both from Numan. Born on the 8th day of August 1962 in Kabawa village in present day Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa State, she started her early education in the then Numan 1 Primary School, Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State in the year 1970. She obtained her first School Leaving Certificate upon completion of her primary education in the year 1977.
At her earliest age, Lami had the privilege of enjoying the hospitality of the good people of her rural community as her comportment and personae made her a delight for the people in the community. Upon completion of her primary education, Hajiya Lami thereafter secured admission into the prestigious Government Secondary School, Hong where she sat and passed West African School Certificate (WASC) with enviable scores in 1981.
Lami’s zeal and conviction for girl-child education as a barrier-breaker made her pushed to further her education in the College of Preliminary Studies, Yola where she obtained her requirement for university admission in 1982. Her dream for university education was eventually realized when she was offered admission to study Diploma in Language Education in University of Maiduguri. Upon obtaining her diploma, she proceeded to studying and obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics from the same university in 2000.
However, her steady and consistent growth within the ranks has made Hajiya Lami Adamu Lau the current longest serving National Officer of the National Council of Women Societies having been a national officer since 2006. She has served as a NEC member for twenty (20) consecutive years. A record no other member has held since inception of NCWS.
Her cumulative thirty-six (36) years of serving as an active member of the National Council of Women Societies both at state and national level has endeared her as a defender of women and children’s rights and as a person deeply committed to serving humanity.
Her desire to serve as the next National President of the National Council of Women Societies would not have come at a better time than now to consolidate the successes of past leadership of the Council and re-position it towards achieving its glory days and realizing the great vision of its founding amazons.
In recognition of her hard work, varied experience, dogged commitment and outstanding contributions to humanity, Hajiyal Lami has had the honour of holding various leadership positions in great organizations and associations at different times some of which includes State Auditor and Vice Chairperson of all Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Financial Secretary of UNIMAID ALUMNI, President of Launawa Association, to mention but a few. Hajiya Lami’s disposition to fairness and justice has made her played
active roles as member of electoral committees of state elections of NCWS in various states and at different times.
A great achiever and philanthropist, Hajiya Lami has been a recipient of multiple awards and recognitions by different organizations and even institutions of government. She has participated in many national, regional and global workshops/seminars presenting thought-provoking and development-inspiring papers on gender development including girl child education.
An educationist extraordinaire and a symbol of women’s, Lami was the only national officer from the 2011 set that came back in 2016 unopposed. Her record breaking experience as the longest serving national officer coupled with her experience on the workings of the Council as the 1st National Vice President has indeed served as a breeding ground for her to be the next National President of the prestigious National Council of Women Societies (NCWS)