That President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Zainab Ahmed as the new Minister of Finance, following the resignation of Mrs. Kemi Adeosun is an established fact.
The acting Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed who resumed office on Monday, September 17, 2018 said that; “These are very challenging times for our country. It means we are part of the economic team that has been charged with making sure there is economic stability in our country.”
“We have very serious revenue challenges and it is up to us to shore up the revenues of this country. Mr President has a lot of confidence that we can do this. We are working for Mr President, but at the end of the day, we are working for the benefit of the citizens of our country.”
“There are a lot of sacrifices that I know that you have done, and we are going to push ourselves to still do more so that at the end of the day we will say Alhamdulillah– glory be to God.”
For those who don’t know, Zainab Ahmed was born on 16 June, 1960. She is an Accountant. In 2015 she was appointed as the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning by President Muhammadu Buhari.
She was born in Kaduna State. She had her secondary school education at Queen Amina College, Kaduna, and later proceeded to have her A’ Level in Zaria. She got her first degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981, after which she proceeded to Ogun State University for her MBA.