President Tinubu Appoints Zubaida Umar as the New NEMA’s DG

In a significant development aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s emergency management infrastructure, President Bola Tinubu has formally endorsed the appointment of Mrs. Zubaida Umar as the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The announcement, conveyed through a press release by the esteemed Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, underscores President Tinubu’s commitment to ensuring robust leadership within critical government agencies.

Zubaida Umar

Mrs. Zubaida Umar brings to her new role a wealth of experience spanning over two decades across multifaceted disciplines, notably in Human Resources, Finance, and Administration. Her professional pedigree includes membership in prestigious institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Institute of Credit Administration, attesting to her expertise and commitment to excellence.

Notably, Mrs. Umar’s qualifications include ACCA certifications in Public Financial Management and Digital & Sustainability Financing, reflecting her proficiency in navigating complex financial landscapes and leveraging digital innovations to drive organizational growth.

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Prior to her appointment as Director-General of NEMA, Mrs. Umar served as the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the Federal Mortgage Bank, where she played a pivotal role in formulating and executing strategic initiatives. Under her stewardship, the bank underwent a transformative journey, evolving into a forward-looking, technology-driven institution offering modernized mortgage and financial services.

President Tinubu’s vision for NEMA under Mrs. Umar’s leadership is clear: to instill a culture of financial prudence and operational excellence while repositioning the agency as a proactive and performance-driven emergency response entity. With a strategic focus on prevention and climate change readiness, Mrs. Umar is tasked with revitalizing NEMA’s core mandate, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of safeguarding lives and property in the face of natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

This appointment signals a new era for NEMA, characterized by innovation, efficiency, and a steadfast commitment to serving the Nigerian populace. As Mrs. Zubaida Umar assumes her responsibilities, the nation anticipates a future where emergency management is not just reactive but anticipatory, adaptive, and ultimately, transformative.

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