Accountant General of the Federation

a1Mr. Ahmed Idris, a Nigerian from Kano State was born on the 25th November, 1960. He obtained his primary school leaving certificate in 1975 and West African School Certificate in 1980 from Dandago Primary School, Kano and Kano Community Commercial College respectively.

Mr. Idris attended the famous School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, during the 1980/1981 academic session for his IJMB (‘A’ Level equivalent) Certificate, and got admitted into the degree programme of the Institution in 1981, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy in 1984. He later obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of International Affairs and Diplomacy Degrees from the Bayero University, Kano and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1989 and 2006 respectively.

Mr. Idris has acquired working experience as an Accountant with the organized private sector (1985 – 1998) and the Federal Public Service (year 2000 till date).  In the Public Service, he had worked as Assistant Director (Finance and Accounts) at the Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF), National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and Ministry of Police Affairs, as Deputy Director (Finance and Accounts) at the  Federal Ministry of Interior and Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), as Director (Finance and Accounts) at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Ministry of Mines and Steel Development before his appointment as the Accountant-General of the Federation.

The AGF in the course of duty has attended many courses locally and abroad which have broadened his professional Horizon and enriched his competences.

Mr. Idris has membership of many professional bodies. These  includes: Fellow, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria   (ANAN), Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of   Nigeria, Associate Member, Certified Institute of Cost Management of Nigeria, Fellow Financial Analyst of Nigeria and  Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

The official recognition of Leadership qualities in the AGF commenced in 1980 as the School Prefect in Kano Community Commercial College, Kano. Other Leadership positions held includes: Secretary Accounting Students Association, A.B.U. Zaria, Patron, National Association of Polytechnics   Accountancy Students (NAPAS), Member, Accounting Organizing Committee on Commissioning of Houses built by Private Developers and Financed by the Federal Government Staff Housing Loads board.

The AGF had distinguished himself as a man of sterling work ethics   from his Youth. He had received awards/honours as follows: Diplomacy/Testimonial for Academic Excellence and good conduct – 1980 from Kano Community Commercial College, Employee of the month of February, 1992 – by Corporate Banking Division, Continental Merchant Bank (CMBN) Plc and  Most Diligent staff of the year 1992 – CMBN.

Mr. Idris has time for regular leisure activities despite busy schedule.  His hobbies are Reading, Academic Discussion and Excursions. The new office he has assumed will undoubtedly pave way for expression and execution of his recommendations for effectiveness and enhanced service delivery in Public Funds Management in Nigeria. He is a man groomed for the office/position he presently occupies by maturity of age, education and cognate experience. He is a family man, happily married with children.