Profile Of Female Ministerial Nominee, Amina J. Mohammed

Profile Of Female Ministerial Nominee, Amina J. Mohammed

The Senate has made public the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Amina J Mohammed, one of the female ministerial nominees sent to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

This comes on the heels of the screening process set to hold tomorrow, October 13, as the Senate resume plenary session.

Amina Mohammed (Kaduna state) is at the moment, been quizzed over a petition against her before the Senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions.


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The Senate had on Thursday, October 8, asked its committee on ethics, privileges and public petition to consider all petitions against ministerial nominees before Tuesday’s screening.

Danjuma Lar representing Kaduna South senatorial district presented a petition to the Senate against the state nominee, saying her nomination was a violation of Section 147 of the 1999 Constitution.

Although she hails from Gombe state, she is reportedly representing Kaduna, her husband’s state.

Profile Of Female Ministerial Nominee, Amina J. Mohammed
Amina Mohammaed

However, in her presentation to the committee, Amina said: “I am assuming that I will be representing Gombe state because I am not from Kaduna state. My father is from Gombe state and I was born in Gombe state. I was only educated in Kaduna state.”

Below is a summary of Amina J Mohammed credentials and Curriculum Vitae

* From 1981-1991 Amina J Mohammed worked at Archon, Norman & Dawbarn a Multi-disciplinary firm of Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors in Kaduna, Nigeria.

* From 1991-2000, Amina J Mohammed served as Co-Founder & Executive Director of Afri-Projects Consortium, Kaduna & Abuja.

* From 2000-2002 Amina J Mohammed served as Private Consultant & National Coordinator for CSACEFA, Abuja.

* From 2002-2005 Amina J Mohammed served as, National Coordinator EFA, Federal Ministry of Education.

* From 2005-2011 Amina J Mohammed served as the SSA to the President on MDGs; coordinating debt relief gains to Nigeria.

* To date Amina J Mohammed is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York (an Ivy League Institution).

* Born in 1961,  she was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning on June 7, 2012.

* Notable references on Amina J Mohammed's Curriculum Vitae include Ban Ki Moon, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof. Jeffery Sachs, and Babagana Kingibe.

Only three women made it to the ministerial list which contains 20 names. They are Aisha Alhassan, Kemi Adeosun and Amina Mohammed.


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