President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the appointment of Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, as Nigeria’s new Minister of Finance.
This is coming just as President Buhari accepted the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as Minister of Finance.
Details of the new development are contained in a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.
The temporary appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari Friday, after accepting the resignation of the holder, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.
Ahmed was born in Kaduna State. She got her first degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981, after-which she proceeded to Ogun State University for her MBA.
Adeosun bowed out today after an allegation by the online newspaper, Premium Times, that she presented a fake NYSC exemption certificate as part of the requirements for clearance as a minister by the Senate.