Monday, November 26, 2018
Advertisement

CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state

CLOSE-UP: This is Zainab Ahmed — the new finance minister who schooled in Ogun state
September 15
08:33 2018
Advertisement

An accountant and a woman with Ogun state connection — is Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, acting minister of finance, the new Kemi Adeosun (minus the NYSC bit)?

Like Adeosun, she studied accounting. She holds a degree in accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a master’s in business administration from Ogun State University — Adeosun’s home state.

Ahmed was on Friday appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to oversee the ministry of finance following the resignation of Adeosun over the NYSC certificate issue.

TheCable understands that Ahmed will hold the position only on a temporary basis until the national assembly reconvenes and Buhari is able to send a replacement for senate screening.

Ahmed is the daughter of Yahaya Hamza, the foster father of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state.

Hamza, who died in August 2015, was once permanent secretary in the federal ministry of education and secretary to the government of Kaduna state.

Ahmed, who fondly calls el-Rufai “my uncle” apparently because of the family ties, was until her appointment as minister of state for budget and planning the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), the extractive sector watchdog.

She once worked with Mtel when Pentascope ran the mobile home arm of NITEL under a management contract.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
 
Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
 

Exchange Rates

November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement