Tinubu appoints first female NEMA DG

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Mrs. Zubaida Umar as the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), becoming the first female to be appointed as Director-General of the interventionist and humanitarian agency.

Presidential spokesman
said in a statement that her appointment of
Mrs Umar who holds ACCA certifications in Public Financial Management and Digital & Sustainability Financing, further underlines the President’s commitment to gender inclusion.

In her tenure as Executive Director, Finance and Corporate Services at the Federal Mortgage Bank, according to the statement, 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.

President Tinubu expects that the new Director-General 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.

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