Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou

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Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou
Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou (15-04-2021) (cropped).jpg
Mahamadou in 2021
Prime Minister of Niger
Assumed office
3 April 2021
PresidentMohamed Bazoum
Preceded byBrigi Rafini
Minister of Mines, Energy and Industry
In office
1991–1993
Minister of Finance
In office
April 2011 – 2012
PresidentMahamadou Issoufou
Prime MinisterBrigi Rafini
Personal details
Born
Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou

1954 (age 67–68)
French Niger
Political partyNigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism
ReligionIslam

Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou (born 1954) is a Nigerien politician of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya) who has been serving as Prime Minister of Niger since 3 April 2021.[1]

Mahamadou served in the government of Niger as Minister of Mines, Energy, and Industry from 1991 to 1993 and as Minister of Finance from April 2011 to April 2012.[2] He has been Director of the Cabinet of the President since 2015.

Career[edit]

In the transitional government of Prime Minister Ahmadou Cheiffou, appointed on 7 November 1991, Mahamadou was included as Minister of Mines, Energy, Industry, and Crafts.[3] He was retained in his post in a cabinet reshuffle on 31 January 1993.[4] Multiparty elections were held in February 1993, bringing the transition to an end; Mahamadou was not included in the government that was appointed on 23 April 1993.[5] He served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) under the leadership of Executive Secretary Édouard Benjamin from 1993 until 1998[6] and then worked as Lutheran World Relief's Regional Representative for West Africa.[7]

After PNDS President Mahamadou Issoufou won the January–March 2011 presidential election and took office as President of Niger, Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou was appointed to the government as Minister of Finance on 21 April 2011.[8][9]

Mahamadou served as Minister of Finance for a little less than a year; he was dismissed from the government on 2 April 2012.[10] Later in the same month, he was appointed as Director-General of Banque Internationale pour l’Afrique au Niger (BIA-Niger), a major bank.[11]

Mahamadou was appointed as Director of the Cabinet of the President on 4 June 2015.[12] After Issoufou was sworn in for a second term, he retained Mahamadou in his post as Director of the Cabinet of the President on 11 April 2016.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niger : M. Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou nommé Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement, 2021, retrieved 3 April 2021
  2. ^ "Photos des ministres - Ministère des Finances du NIGER". www.finances.gouv.ne.
  3. ^ Africa Research Bulletin: Political Series, volumes 28–29 (1991), page 10,336.
  4. ^ Marchés tropicaux et méditerranéens, issues 2,460–2,485 (1993), page 356 (in French).
  5. ^ Bulletin de l'Afrique noire, issues 1,615–1,659 (1993), page 202 (in French).
  6. ^ The Weekly Review (1996), page 25.
  7. ^ "Q&A with Mahamadou Ouhoumoudou", Lutheran World Relief, 19 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Niger unveils new government", Agence France-Presse, 21 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Le Chef de l'Etat signe un décret portant composition des membres du premier gouvernement de la 7ème République" Archived 2011-10-07 at the Wayback Machine, Le Sahel, 23 April 2011 (in French).
  10. ^ Aboubacar Yacouba Barma, "Les raisons d’un si léger remaniement", ActuNiger, 2 April 2012 (in French).
  11. ^ Aboubacar Yacouba Barma, "Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou recyclé à la tête de la BIA", ActuNiger, 30 April 2012 (in French).
  12. ^ Aboubacar Yacouba Barma, "Remaniement technique du gouvernement : Jeu de chaises musicales au PNDS", ActuNiger, 4 June 2015 (in French).
  13. ^ "Composition du gouvernement de la République du Niger : La Renaissance « acte 2 » en marche", ActuNiger, 11 April 2016 (in French).
  14. ^ Boureima Balima (April 4, 2021), Niger's President Bazoum appoints former minister Mahamadou as PM Reuters.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Niger
2021–present
Incumbent