Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun on Friday, September 14 over a NYSC certificate scandal, Zainab Ahmed has been appointed as her replacement with immediate effect.
Before her appointment, she was the State Minister, Budget and National Planning of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Here are some things you need to know about the new Minister of Finance
Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed was born 1963 in Kaduna State.
She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.
She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna State Ministry of Finance in Kaduna state and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL) in 1995, where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM).
In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
Before her appointment to oversee finance ministry, she was Minister of State Budget and National Planning.
She is a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In March 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company. She was then appointed a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG)