Zainab Ahmed: Another call to serve
The nominee from Kaduna State Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed is the Executive Secretary and National Coordinator of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). In the last five years under her leadership, NEITI became noted in Nigeria for its regular exposes of revenue and other governance shortcomings in Nigeria’s extractive industry, especially the oil industry.
Mrs. Ahmed is an accountant and public sector executive who has been involved in public sector reforms and management over many years. She holds a B.Sc. in Accounting as well as Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She was the Chief Finance Officer of Nigeria Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTEL). Until her appointment into NEITI in 2010 she was the Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company Ltd.
Mrs. Ahmed is a Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and Fellow, Institute of Certified Company Commercial Accountants of Nigeria.
Mrs. Zainab S. Ahmed