President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mohammed Kyari Dikwa as acting accountant-general of the federation (AGF) on Friday, June 12.
The appointment takes immediate effect from June 12. The decision followed the previous AGF Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla's retirement from service.
You might be interested to know the following facts about the newly appointed accountant-general:
Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, was born on January 3, 1960 in Dikwa town of Borno state. He had his primary education at Dikwa Central Primary School from 1970-77. He attended Science Secondary School Gashua and Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri where he obtained a WAEC and a Diploma (Accounting) from 1982 and 1985 respectively. He received a BSc-Degree in Accountancy and MBA (Finance) both from University of Maiduguri in 1991 and 1996 respectively.
He is a professional accountant and member of many professional bodies, including a Fellow Certified National Accountant, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a fellow of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, a life member of the Nigeria Economic Society, a member of the Institute of Administration of Nigeria, a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, United Kingdom, and a council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria, among others.
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Career and qualifications
Dikwa started his working career with the Borno State Civil Service in August, 1985 and served in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He was appointed as State Accountant-General in May, 1999 and Permanent Secretary in February, 2002. In September 2004, he joined the Federal Civil Service as Director under the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
He served on the Boards of many federal government companies and agencies, few to mention include, Transcorp Hilton, the Bank of Industry, the Defence Industry Corporation, Mtel, Nitel, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme, and the Bank of Agriculture etc. He was the director in-charge of revenue and investment, and presently the director of funds under the office of the accountant general of the federation. He is happily married with children.
The appointment is one in a series of first senior cadre appointments by President Buhari. A week ago Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu were named as his spokesmen, and Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure was appointed as the state chief of protocol.