Newly appointed overseer of the finance ministry Zainab Ahmed who takes over from Kemi Adeosun assumed office on Monday.
Adeosun resigned after it was revealed her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged.
Ahmed said the country is facing challenging times, including serious revenue challenges, Punch reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari however has confidence in the economic team to overcome the challenges, and it is up to them to “shore up the revenues” of the country, she said.
These are very challenging times for our country.
It means we are part of the economic team that has been charged with making sure there is economic stability in our country.
We have very serious revenue challenges and it is up to us to shore up the revenues of this country.
Mr President has a lot of confidence that we can do this. We are working for Mr President, but at the end of the day, we are working for the benefit of the citizens of our country.
There are a lot of sacrifices that I know that you have done, and we are going to push ourselves to still do more so that at the end of the day we will say Alhamdulillah– glory be to God