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Zainab Ahmed is a Nigerian politician. Following the Nigerian general elections, 2015, she was appointed as the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
Minister of State for Budget and National Planning
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Kaduna State
Education Ahmadu Bello University
Ogun State University

Early life and educationEdit

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.[1]

Political careerEdit

Following the recurrent delay in the passing of national budget, Ahmed reiterated that the 2018 budget will be ready by October 2017.[2][3] In 2017, she disclosed that government are looking for more investors in the power sector to improve the electricity situation of Nigerians.[4] Along with the minister of budget and national planning, Senator Udoma, Ahmed emphasized the commitment of government to Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).[5] Speaking at the Nigerian Economic Summit, Ahmed explained that the absence of Petroleum Industry Bill is deterring potential investors from boosting the oil sector of the Nigerian economy.[6]


  1. ^ "The CVs Of Buhari's Ministers At A Glance". PM News. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Anger over 2017 budget delay". The Punch. 2017-05-06. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  3. ^ "FG on course to present 2018 budget in Oct, says minister". Guardian. 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  4. ^ "FG to open privatised power sector to new investment process – Minister". The Nation. 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Economic Summit: Minister Assures On ERGP Implementation". Tide News. 2017-10-13. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  6. ^ "Absence of PIB has stalled investment in oil sector —FG". Tribune. Retrieved 2017-10-15.