- Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed is Nigeria's new minister of finance
- The former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday, September 14, resigned her appointment over a certificate forgery scandal
- After accepting Adeosun's resignation, President Muhammadu, appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry with immediate effect
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 14, approved Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the acting minister of finance, following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as the minister of finance over a certificate forgery scandal.
NAIJ.com reports that before her new appointment, Ahmed was the state minister, Budget and national planning of the federal republic of Nigeria.
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Here are six facts to know about Zainab Ahmed, the new minister of finance
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.
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)
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that President Muhammandu Buhari accepted the resignation of Nigeria's finance minister, Kemi Adeosun.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media & publicity) on Friday, September 14. The finance minister resignation has ended several months of controversy and silence that heralded the investigation by an online news medium that the minister forged her National Youth Service Corp exemption letter.
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President Buhari thanked the minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.
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