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Zainab Ahmed: Details about new Finance Minister



Zainab Ahmed

Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has been appointed to replace the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who resigned on Friday following scandal on National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificated.


Ahmed, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the new Finance Minster on Friday, was born 55 years ago in Kaduna State.

Until her appointment as to oversee the minister, she was Minister of State Budget and National Planning.

A graduate of Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1981 and had MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.

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

In 1995, she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM). By 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

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.

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).