described her as a gift to Nigeria.
In a goodwill message on Tuesday, Agba also described Ahmed as a workaholic, purposeful and sharply-focused public officer “whose patriotic service to country is a source of inspiration to our team in the ministry.”
He 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.”