Zainab Ahmed

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Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed (born 16 June 1960) is a Nigerian accountant[1] and politician who served as the minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning of Nigeria[2][3] from 2019 to 2023. She previously served as the minister of finance from 2018 to 2019, and as the minister of State for Budget and National Planning from 2015 to 2018.[4][5] In 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari brought the two ministries under her as one, making her the minister of the Economy.


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  • The AfCFTA will open a bigger market for businesses in Africa. We have an opportunity for industries to manufacture products that can be exported within regions, enabling us to earn foreign exchange. It will help us improve trade practices and remain competitive.
  • To be clear, African countries are seeking development partnerships, not handouts or aid. In Nigeria, we have requested longer-term financing from MDBs to weather the current storm. These banks could also facilitate partnerships between private investors and local African businesses to boost economic growth and job creation.
  • African countries must work together with the global community to lift the continent out of poverty. But they should also focus on leveraging their abundant resources and young and dynamic populations.
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