Biography and Profile of Zainab Ahmed new Finance Minister

Zainab Ahmed has been appointed to take charge of the Ministry of Finance following the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun. Who is Zainab Ahmed? what is her profile? Check out the biography and profile of Zainab Ahmed

President Muhammadu Buhari accepted the letter of the resignation from Adeosun over the controversy surrounding her NYSC Exemption certificate.

Buhari accepts Kemi Adeosun’s resignation
Kemi Adeosun

Biography and Profile of Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed will now take over the affair of the Ministry, What is the profile and biography of Zainab Ahmed?

Zainab Ahmed was born in 1963 in Kaduna State. She attended Ahmadu Bello University in 1981 where she obtained Bachelors degree in Accounting. Zainab proceeded to Ogun State University for her MBA.

Biography and Profile of Zainab Ahmed
Acting Minister of Finance of Nigeria

She began her career 1982 as an account officer in Kaduna State Ministry of Finance with an aspiration of becoming the state’s Accountant General.

The 55-year-old Zainab Ahmed joined Chief Finance Officer of Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications, MTEL, in September 2005.

In March 2009, She rose to become the Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company by Governor Patrick Yakowa in March 2009.

When President Buhari won 2015 Presidential election, Zainab Ahmed was among the Ministers President Buhari appointed. She was appointed as the State Minister of Budget and Planning

Upon the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, Zainab Ahmed was appointed as finance minister in September 2018


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