Meet Amina Mohammed Of Gombe State, The New Minister of Environment.


Amina J. Mohahmmed was born to a British mother and Nigerian father in 1961 in Gombe state Nigeria. She is married and has six children. Her education Interests are Economic / International Development, Policy Forumulation, MDGs, Sdgs.

All though her career, she has distinguished herself as an intellectual per excellence and it is no difficult task to see why President Buhari is pleased to have someone like her on his team to help take the most populous black nation in the world to new heights. Below are some of her credentials:

  • Executive Director, Afri-projects Consortium; Engineering Firm· 1981 –1991: Archon Nigeria.
  • Coordinator, Task Force On Gender & Education United Nations Millennium Project· 1991 – 2001: From 1991-2000, Amina J Mohammed served as Co-Founder & Executive Director of Afri-Projects Consortium, Kaduna & Abuja.
  • From 2000-2002 Amina J Mohammed served as Private Consultant & National Coordinator for CSACEFA, Abuja.
  • From 2002-2005 Amina J Mohammed served as, National Coordinator EFA, Federal Ministry of Education.
  • From 2005-2011 Amina J Mohammed served as the senior special adviser to the President on MDGs; coordinating debt relief gains to Nigeria.
  • To date Amina J Mohammed is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, New York (an Ivy League Institution).
  • She was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning on June 7, 2012.
  • Notable references on Amina J Mohammed’s Curriculum Vitae include Ban Ki Moon, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof. Jeffery Sachs, and Babagana Kingibe.
  • Governor, International Development Research Center, Canada·
  • UN Secretary General Global Sustainability Panel· Africa Women’s Millennium Initiative· Millennium Promise Initiative·
  • Institute Of Scientific & Technical Information, China· Hewlett Foundation On Education·  Action aid Internation “Right To Education Project”
  • Adviser Global Development Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Coordinated Debt Relief Funds (US$ 1 Billion Per Annum) Towards Achievement Of MDGs In Nigeria· Designing Virtual Poverty Fund· Coordinated Development Of A Fully Participatory National Action Plan(Included Areas Like HIV/Aids, Macroeconomic Strategies)· Development Of Strategies To Empower Community Participation At Government Level·
  • Mrs. Mohammed received the National Honours Award of the Order of the Federal Republic in 2006 and was inducted in the Nigerian Women’s Hall of Fame in 2007.

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