Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman FICMC is a lawyer by profession, with a law degree (LLB) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Masters degree (LLM) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. Dr. Salamatu has served in various capacities in both the public and private sectors, commencing her career as a State Counsel with the Ministry of Justice, Sokoto (1982-1988). She thereafter worked with the Continental Merchant Bank Lagos, NAL Merchant Bank, served as Secretary Legal Adviser with the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria and Director Legal Services, Securities and Exchange Commission.Dr. Salamtu also served as the Honourable Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2008 and as Minister of State Foreign Affairs in 2010. From 2012 to 2016 she served as Commissioner Political Affairs Peace and Security at the ECOWAS Commission, representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria. She currently works as a private legal practitioner and serves as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Flour Mills Nigeria Plc, West African Network for Peacebuilding, as well as member of the ANAP Foundation Think Tank on Covid 19, among others. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.