ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.
Mrs. Salamatu H. Suleiman, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at ECOWAS is a lawyer with thirty-one years of experience. Mrs. Suleiman has served in various senior capacities in both private and public sectors. In 2008 she was appointed the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development of the Federal Government of Nigeria; in 2010 she assumed the office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, a position she held before her appointment as Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at ECOWAS.
Mrs. Suleiman holds a Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from London School of Economic and Political Science (1987) and has attended various professional and development course over the years. In addition to contributing to the formulation and implementation of various strategic development policies while serving as Minister, she still actively supports gender and humanitarian issues, particularly the empowerment of women and the less privileged through various platforms.