FAMOUS NIGERIAN PERSONALITIES

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Name
H.I.D Awolowo
City
State
Abia
Country
Nigeria
Profile
Chief (Dr.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo popularly known as HID is the "Jewel of inestimable value" of the late sage, Awo.A successful businesswoman and astute politician, she was the First Lady of the old Western Region. She played active role in the politic of the Western Region. She stood in for her husband in the Alliance formed between NCNC and AG called United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), while he was in jail. The plans was that she would contest the elections and if she won, would step down for her husband, in a bye-election.To fulfill her husband's dream of becoming the President in the second republic, she toured the length and breadth of the country with her husband campaigning. She also coordinated the women's wing of the party and was always present at all parties.A successful business woman, she became the first Nigerian distributor for the Nigerian Tobacco Company (NTC) in 1957. She was the first to import lace materials and other textiles into Nigeria.
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