All you need to know about Zainab Ahmed who is replacing Kemi Adeosun

Details of Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who was asked to take over the Ministry of Finance on Friday.

Zainab Ahmed’s appointment followed the resignation of Kemi Adeosun on Friday, September 14 over a NYSC certificate scandal.

After accepting Adeosun’s resignation, Buhari appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry with immediate effect.

Before her new appointment, she was the State Minister, Budget and National Planning of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Zainab Ahmed

Here are eight facts you need to know about Zainab Ahmed:

1. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed was born 55 years ago in Kaduna State.

2. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.

3. She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna State Ministry of Finance in Kaduna state and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL)

4. In 1995, where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM).

5. In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

READFull Text of Kemi Adeosun’s resignation letter to Buhari

6. Before her appointment to oversee finance ministry, she was Minister of State Budget and National Planning.

7. She is a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

8. In March 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company. She was then appointed a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG).




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  1. Emmanuel Ozor says

    This old man Jesus wat is going on nig God why this prbm is too much God we no nig has sinned pls forgive us and answer our prayer way are we going in this nig help us lord the way tins are going on in nig war many come is only poor people we suffer it big men will run away wit they children pls God we needs ur help God of heaven hlp us forgive us make away for us to over come this prbm

  2. Emmanuel Ozor says

    Sorry old woman

  3. Jude Mark says

    He has put his northern sister. I hope this with end come 2019

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