Zainab Gimba

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Hon. Zainab Gimba
Member of the
House of Representatives

from Borno State
Assumed office
March 2019
Personal details
Born (1972-12-25) 25 December 1972 (age 48)
Borno State, Nigeria
Political partyAPC
EducationBSc Public Administration,
MSc Public Administration,
PhD Public Administration and Policy Analysis

Zainab Gimba (born on 25 December 1972) is a Nigerian politician. She was elected to the Nigerian House of Representatives as a candidate of the ruling party APC in the federal constituency of Bama/Ngala/Kala Balge constituency, Borno State. She is a member of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) and advocates for representation and maintenance of gender equality.[1][2]


Zainab has a BS.c in Public Administration. She also furthered her education and acquired a Masters degree in Public Administration. She has a PhD in Public Administration and Policy Analysis.[1]


The period 2011 to 2014, she served as the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Poverty Alleviation and youth Empowermentin Borno state. She also served as the Hon. Commissioner Borno State Universal Basic Education Board from 2014 to 2015. She was appointed as the Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Water Resources Borno State in 2015 and served till 2018.

During the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala in 2019, Zainab was elected vice president of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarian (CWP) Africa region.[2]


  • Certificate of Merit Award by National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Yobe state in recognition of her excellent performance in CDS and primary assignment, 2000.
  • Award of leadership excellence by Rotary club of Maiduguri city, April 2018
  • Award of excellence by Ngala students association (NGALSA) for her humanitarian service. 29 April 2018.
  • Award by West Africa Water Expo for her support to West Africa WAWE Expo 2018.


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria". Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Nigerian lawmaker elected vice-chairperson Commonwealth Women in Parliament". 25 September 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2020.

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