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October 23, 2018
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Zainab Ahmed

Newly appointed Acting Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed has assumed duty 72 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari picked her to oversee the ministry following the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun on, Sept. 14.

Zainab Ahmed

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that until her appointment, Ahmed was the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning.

Reports reaching NAN say that the minister is studying her new office and reading the handover note.

It would be recalled that Buhari appointed Ahmed on Friday to oversee the ministry of finance after the resignation of Kemi Adeosun who resigned following the outcome of an investigation into allegation made in an online medium of her Certificate of Exemption from National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).

She was received by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, and other directors of the ministry.

“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.”

Words of the Acting Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, as she assumed office Monday, 17 September, 2019.

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