Anglican cleric commends Buhari for appointing first female INEC chairman
Most Rev. Adebayo Akinde, the Archbishop of Lagos Mainland, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the appointment of Mrs Amina Zakari as the acting Chairman of INEC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday appointed Zakari, as INEC chair in an acting capacity following the expiration of Prof. Attahiru Jega’s tenure.
The cleric said that he was not surprised by the appointment of Zakari as “females seem to be taking the positions“ in almost every aspect of Nigeria’s life.
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“We thank God for the phase in which Nigeria is; if you look at every aspect of our nation, females seem to be taking the positions down; so am not surprised. “Many females have occupied eminent positions and have held their own sway.
“So appointing a female as an acting INEC chair, I have every confidence she will deliver; Nigerian women, excellent.“
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Until her recent appointment, Zakari, a pharmacist from Jigawa, was a National Electoral Commissioner with INEC.
She attended Queens College, Lagos and in 1980, graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Pharmacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
After her National Youth Service, she worked as a pharmacist in various hospitals between 1983 and 1996.
She served in various capacities as a consultant in health and social services from 1997 up till her appointment as National Commissioner in INEC.
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