The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has expressed delight over the appointment of Dr. Sarah Alade.
In a statement signed by Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the minister, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, Ahmed said: “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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday appointed the former CBN acting governor as Special Adviser on Finance and Economy.
Her office will however, be at the ministry of finance.
The Minister also said: “I made an express request to have Dr. Alade join the team to support us in the work with the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
Dr. Alade, who holds degrees in Economics and also P.hd in Management Science, 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 was also Acting Governor of 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.