Profile of Amina Zakari the INEC coalition officer.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

Amina Zakari is a princess of the Kazaure Emirate of Jigawa State. She was born on June 23, 1960 to the late Emir of Kazaure, Hussaini Adamu.

Zakari completed her elementary education at Shekara Girls Primary School, Kano in 1971 and had her secondary education at Queens College, Lagos.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with Second Class Upper, best graduating student, in 1980 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

She was the Senior Consultant/Chief Pharmacist working on PTF-funded health projects across Nigeria.

The former INEC boss once served as Special Assistant to the President from 2004 to 2007. She was former National Electoral Commissioner at INEC. She had also chaired the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) of INEC.

She was chairman of the INEC Planning Monitoring and Strategy Committee, effective November 2014.

Zakari is a widow with five children, who lost her husband in December 2000. Her late husband, Bala Zakari Kazaure, Santurakin Kazaure, a career banker and economist was an executive officer at Union Bank PLC prior to his death.

N.B: This post shouldn’t be necessary if every body is sane but that’s not the case. Living with people with mental issues costs more. One has to spend data and time explaining everything to them.

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