History As Tinubu Names Zubaida First Female NEMA DG

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed Zubaida Umar as the director-general (DG) of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), marking a historic milestone for the agency

The presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, made the announcement via a statement released on Friday.

This appointment marks the first time a woman will assume the role of NEMA’s director-general.

Ngelale commented on the president’s dedication to promoting gender equality, stating that this decision highlights his commitment to this cause.

According to the statement, Umar boasts an impressive resume with over two decades of experience in various fields, including Human Resources, and Finance and Administration.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Institute of Credit Administration.

Umar also holds ACCA certifications in Public Financial Management and Digital & Sustainability Financing.

As Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services at the Federal Mortgage Bank, Umar played a pivotal role in driving the bank’s strategy and repositioning efforts, ultimately facilitating its transformation into a modern, digitized mortgage and financial services provider

Ngelale further expressed the president’s expectations for the new director-general, specially to implement financial and operational discipline, and reimagine NEMA as a performance-driven and proactive emergency response agency with a focus on prevention and climate change resilience.

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