First Female DG: Tinubu appoints Zubaida Umar as DG of NEMA

Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesperson, announced the appointment in a statement on Friday.

Ngelale said her appointment further underlines the president’s avowed commitment to gender inclusion.

“The new director-general of NEMA has over 20 years of work experience in diverse fields, including Human Resources, and Finance and Administration,” the statement reads.

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

“She holds ACCA certifications in Public Financial Management and Digital & Sustainability Financing.

“As Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services at the Federal Mortgage Bank, Mrs. Umar drove the strategy and repositioning of the bank and successfully facilitated the transformation of the institution into a modern, digitized mortgage and financial service provider.”

Ngelale added that the president expects that the new DG will bring the much-needed financial and operational discipline and refashion the agency into a performance-driven and proactive emergency response provider with a focus on prevention and climate change readiness in the execution of its core mandate.