Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed is 60. Her counterpart in the Ministry, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba has paid glowing tributes, describing her as an inspiration.
“She is a workaholic, purposeful and sharply-focused public officer “whose patriotic service to country is a source of inspiration to our team in the ministry,” said the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,
Ahmed is serving for the second time as Finance Minister, after she succeeded Kemi Adeosun in the first term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Not many will believe that the young looking Minister is already celebrating a diamond anniversary.
Agba, in a goodwill message, said “those who aspire for higher ideals in life-both in public and private sectors- have so much to learn from my friend and sister, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, whose life exemplifies selflessness, commitment and fidelity in service.
“Working with her these past ten months, especially on achieving the January to December 2020 budget cycle, the revised version of the 2020 budget, the various committees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the national development plans, has been quite exciting, fulfilling and reassuring.
“It is, therefore, a thing of joy to remember ‘Madam Zainab’, as we fondly call her in our ministry, as she strikes diamond, today, in her journey of life.
“I join family members, associates and other well-wishers in rejoicing with her and praying for good health and more wisdom as she continues to effectively perform her role as our country’s ‘Chancellor of the Exchequer’.”