Minister of Defense Mahmud Yayale Ahmed of Nigeria

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed is among prominent Nigerians to be honoured by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) at its 21st convocation ceremony tomorrow 6th December 2008.
Ahmed is the Ajiyan Katagum, a Katagum Emirate position, and the Akowojo of Idanre Kingdom, in Ondo State.
Ahmed was born in the town of Shira in southern Azare, Bauchi State, to Ahmadu, an Islamic scholar and farmer.
Ahmed joined the Bauchi State Civil Service in 1977.
Ahmed is married with seven children.
While Kingibe hails from Borno State, Ahmed is from Bauchi.
He was born to a farmer in Shira, southern Azare, Bauchi State and today, Yayale Ahmed has reaped the bountiful harvests of his father, Ahmadu, who was also an Islamic scholar.
Ahmed was appointed to the position of Head of Civil Service (chief civil servant) of Nigeria on December 18, 2000, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who described him as "Mr.
Skip to next paragraph Photo file Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe Ahmed is expected to act as the SGF until a substantive appointment is made.
Ahmed said the new ministry would control the NDDC, which has been largely ineffectual and also hit by corruption scandals.
largely ineffectual and also hit by corruption scandals.
Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed has been appointed as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
At a public presentation of a book on Pension Fund Administration in Nigeria, the Director General of the Commission, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed said one of the major challenges facing the scheme was compliance by the private sector.
The Defence Minister, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed was said to have confronted the Army Chief, General Yusuf, for setting up a Board of Inquiry (BOI) and institution of a Military Court Martial to try suspects including 3 Colonels, 2 Lt.
The former minister of defence Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed was directed to take over with effective from Monday 8th September.