AHMED, Zainab

Born 16 June 1960

Kaduna State



(born 16 June 1960) is a Nigerian accountant.[1] She is the current Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed had in the past served as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI. She holds a B. Sc degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and an MBA from the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye. As a young accounting graduate, her aspiration was to become the Accountant General of her home State and possibly that of the Country. This was why she took up a career in the public service in 1982, with Kaduna State Ministry of Finance, North West Nigeria. In the last 28 years, she served in several accounting and public finance management positions in the Nigerian economy especially in the telecommunications industry at the time the Nigerian public and private sectors depended solely on NITEL for Communication services. From the rank of Deputy General Manager in charge of Corporate Treasury in 2002, she moved to Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications as General Manager Finance in September, 2005 and later became Chief Finance Officer of MTEL. She was appointment as the Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company by the Executive Governor of Kaduna State in March, 2009 to help Kaduna State define, plan and implement an accelerated industrial development programme. This was the position she held until her appointment as member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG, the Board of NEITI) and later the Executive Secretary of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) in October 2010. She was later elevated to the position of Minister of State for Budget and National Planning
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State of Origin: Kaduna State
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Profession Accountant , Administrator
Working Experience Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning

Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Previous Appointments:

– Accountant II, Main Accounts of Ministry of Finance, Kaduna State,1982-1984;

– Accountant I, Main Accounts of Ministry of Finance, Kaduna State,1984-1985;

– Senior Officer (Finance), NITEL, 1985;

– Deputy General Manager, Corporate Treasury, Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL), 2002;

– Acting Chief Finance Officer, MTEL, 2005-2009;

– Managing Director, Kaduna Industrial and Finance Corporation (KIFC), March 3, 2009- October 2010;

– Executive Secretary and National Coordinator, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), 2010;

– Minister of State for Budget and National, 2015-2018

– Member, Chartered Institute of Management Taxation;
– Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM);
– Fellow, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN);
– Fellow, Institute of Company and Commercial Accountants.

Queen Amina College, Kaduna State; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Ogun State University (now known as Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye Ogun State

Mrs. Zainab Ahmed Received the conveted EITI Chair Award as the BEST EITI IMPLEMENTING country at the 2013 Bi annual conference in Sydney

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