Zainab Ahmed: 5 Things You Should Know About Acting Finance Minister
Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the acting Minister of Finance and these are five things you should know about her.
She was born 55 years ago in Kaduna State, and was appointed state minister, Budget and planning by President Buhari in 2015.
Zainab Ahmed holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MBA from the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye.
Zaina Ahmed holds the Fellowship of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In 1982, the acting she joined Kaduna State Ministry of Finance as an accountant with an aspiration of becoming the state’s Accountant General.
The 55-year-old acting minister rose to become Chief Finance Officer of Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications, MTEL, after joining in September, 2005. And 13 years after, she has been announced acting finance minister in September 2018.
She was appointed the Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company by Governor Patrick Yakowa in March, 2009. From Kaduna state Governor, Nasir Elrufai to Bashir Ahmad President Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Zainab Ahmed has been judged one of Kaduna’s brightest and finest.