Ahmed praises President Buhari for appointing Sarah Alade

• 'She's coming into her new role with a vast experience in finance and economy'

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has expressed her delight over the appointment of Dr Sarah Alade.

This information was contained in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

“It is gratifying to receive the news about the appointment of Dr Sarah Alade by President Muhammadu Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, as Special Adviser on Finance and Economy,” Ahmed said.

According to Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi Special Adviser, Media and Communication to Ahmed, the minister said she “made an express request to have Dr Alade join the team to support us in the work with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).

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Dr Alade was a senior management staff at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) where she held various positions including Deputy Governor Economic Policy, Director Banking Operations, Chairman Board of Directors, Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS).

She attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, where she obtained a B.Sc (Hons) degree in Economics in 1976.

Alade also obtained an M.Comm degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1983 and a PhD Management Science (Operations Research), from the University of Ilorin in 1991.

She was also the Acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

“Dr Alade is obviously coming into her new role with a vast experience in finance and economy.

“I wish to express my profound gratitude to President Buhari for his foresight and diligence in selecting and picking our best brains as we strive to get our economy working again,” Ahmed said.

President Buhari, had, on Tuesday, approved the appointment of Dr Sarah Omotunde Alade, as Special Adviser to the President on Finance and the Economy, domiciled in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.




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