“We have very serious revenue challenges and it is up to us to make sure we shore up the revenue base of the country,” on her first day at the office.
Ahmed was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to supervise the ministry following an abrupt resignation of the former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday.
Adeosun resigned her position in the midst of allegations that she tendered a forged exemption letter as parts of documents that allowed her to be appointed into the Nigerian public service.
Photo caption: Zainab Ahmed (left), resuming office as supervisor of the ministry of finance. With her is the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance on Monday, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse.