Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, will oversee the Ministry of Finance, henceforth.
The appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari Friday, after accepting the resignation of the holder, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.
Ahmed was born in Kaduna State. She got her first degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981, after-which she proceeded to Ogun State University for her MBA.
Adeosun bowed out Friday after an allegation by the online newspaper, Premium Times, that she presented a fake NYSC exemption certificate as part of the requirements for clearance as a minister by the Senate.
Until yesterday, Adeosun kept quiet until she was faced with a report that concurred with the publication and declared the certificate fake.