Mrs Umma-Kalsum Tukur Buratai, the National President Nigerian Army Officers’ Wives Association (NAOWA), the amiable wife of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) is the 26th National President of NAOWA since inception. She was born on 12th February 1976 at Gombe State low-cost, Gombe Local Government area of Gombe state. She had her primary school education at Jalingo, Taraba State. Thereafter, she gained admission into Government Teachers College Jalingo Taraba State. Three years later she gained admission into Government Day Secondary School Song Adamawa State. She also attended Government Science Secondary School Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
After her secondary education, Mrs Umma-Kalsum gained admission into University of Maiduguri, Borno State where she graduated with Bachelor of Science degree. She also attended Post Graduate course at Royal University Dhaka, Bangladesh. Since her university education, Mrs Buratai has been a successful businesswoman and a professional teacher in many schools and institutions of learning across the country.
A mother, teacher, a disciplinarian and a philanthropist, Mrs Umma-Kalsum Tukur Buratai is motivated by her simple an inspiring philosophy of “whatever you sow, you shall reap”. She likes reading as her hobby.