Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, as the replacement for Kemi Adeosun who resigned as the minister for finance on Friday.
Adeosun resigned earlier on Friday, more than 60 days after she was accused of forging her NYSC exemption letter.
"President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun," the Presidency said in a statement on Friday.
"The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits."