Here Are 10 Things You Don’t Know About The New INEC Boss

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1) Her name is Amina Bala Zakari, Nee Husaini Adamu.


2) She is a National Electoral Commissioner at INEC.


3) She is a widow with five children.


4) She completed her elementary education at Shekara Girls Primary School, Kano in 1971 and proceeded to the prestigious Queens College Yaba, Lagos for her Secondary Education where she obtained her School Certificate/WASC in 1976. In 1976, she proceed to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1976 for a degree programme. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Pharmacy with a Second Class Upper in 1980.


5) She had her National Youth Service Programme at the Federal University of Technology, Bauchi between 1981 -1982, where she set up a Pharmacy and Drug Store Dispensary as her service year project.


6) She began her professional career at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Kaduna as a Senior Pharmacist in 1984.


7) She was at CVS Pharmacy Hartsdale, New York, USA between 1993 and 1994 as an Intern Pharmacist and returned to Nigeria to join the Consolidated Health Services, Abakpa Kaduna, where she became the Chief Pharmacist/Consultant from 1996 to 1997.


8) She also worked with Afri-Project Consortium, Abuja from 1999 to 2001, where she was also a Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist.


9) She joined the services of the Federal Capital Territory Administration in 2004, where she was one time Secretary Health and Human Services, Secretary Social Development and Acting Secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development.


10) She hails from Kazaure Local Government of Jigawa State and was born on the 23rd of June 1960.




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