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About: Ministry of Finance & Economic Development

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 Agencies under the Ministry include:

  • Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP)
  • State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Office of the Accountant General

Functions of the Ministry:

Functions of the Ministry include;

  1. Advising the State Government on Fiscal Policies.
  2. Custodian of the State Finances.
  3. Liaising with Federal Government through the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for Federal Allocation.
  4. Facilitate Loans and Grants as well as Debt serving.
  5. Procurement of Official vehicles and Stationeries.
  6. Facilitate Investments and Financial Securities, e.g. Bonds
  7. Controls the State’s Cash Flow.

Achievements of the Ministry:

Achievements of the Ministry include;

  1. Successfully guided the state Government on Fiscal Policies.
  2. Facilitated State Government Investments.
  3. Supervised the Allocation of Revenue and Expenditure to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
  4. Have ensured delivery of Federal Allocations.
  5. Facilitated Loans and Grants to the State.
  6. Procured assorted vehicles and stationeries for use.
  7. Managed the State finances.

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Commissioner Finance

Dr Jesse A. Ashumate

Dr Adi Jesse Ashumate, the Honourable Commissioner of Finance was born on 9th June 1972 and hails from Wukari Local Government Area. He is married with Five (5) children.

He began his educational career at Rafin-Kada Primary School from 1977-1983 and Federal Government College, Wukari from 1984-1990. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Nigeria, NSUKKA from 1983-2000 and 2007-2014 respectively.

Professional Achievements

His Professional Achievements include;

  • MBBS
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), and
  • FWACP (Public Health)
Award received

He received a Merit Award for Partnership – Dangote cement plc.

He enjoys reading and football.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Permanent Secretary” open=”no”]Not available at the moment.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Secretary” open=”no”]Mrs Patricia Abraham, the Secretary of the Ministry was born on the 10th of October 1967 and hails from Zing Local Government Area. She is married with Two (2) foster children.

Mrs Patricia began her educational career at the Dingding Primary School from 1974-1980, and proceeded to Federal Government Girls College, Gboko, Benue State from 1980-1985. She further attended the College of Preliminary Studies, Yola and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1986-1989 and 1989-1992 respectively.

She received the following commendations;

  • Secretary to the State Government (SSG)-15TH May, 1996.
  • State Executive Council-15th October, 1996.
  • State Executive Council-15th October, 1997.

Workshops Attended:

She attended the following Workshops;

  • Management of Development United Nations Development Program (UNDP)/Statistical Process Control (SPC) College of Education, Jalingo – 27th October-7th November 1997.
  • Public Sector Reforms, 1st-5th March 2010 (Nigerian Union Teachers).
  • Industrial Training Fund work ethics/productivity improvement, 5th – 9th September 2011.
  • Industrial Training Fund harmonising workplace ethics/teamwork for Productivity, 6th-7th March 2012. Taraba Motel.

She enjoys reading and travelling.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Directors” open=”no”]Names of serving Directors and their respective Departments in the Ministry is given below;

Names Department
Peter M. Toro Administration
Mrs Agnes Musa T. Purchase and Supply
Shehu Imam Yusuf Finance
Tijjani Magaji Planning, Research and Statistics

Director – Purchase and Supply

Mrs Musa Agnes Talatu, Director, Purchase and Supply, was born in 1964 and hails from Donga Local Government Area. She is married with Eight (8) children.

She began her educational pursuit as outlined below;

  • Chanchanji Primary School, Takum – 1973
  • Nyita Primary School, Donga – 1977
  • Government Secondary School, Karim-Lamido – 1981 (GCE Certificate)
  • Kaduna Polytechnic – 1985 and 1998 (National and Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supply)
  • Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Top Badagry, Lagos – 1993 (Purchase and Supply Management course)
  • Taraba State Polytechnic – 2013 (Postgraduate Diploma in Management)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Management of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter – 2012 (Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management- Final Stage)

Professional Achievements

Her Professional Achievements include;

  • Organized Stores Professional workshop on effective stores and supplies management.
  • Resource Person to Professional Stores Personnel of Taraba state on effective Stores and Supply Management.
  • Served as a Member, Board of Survey on Stores of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and proffer professional advice to the Government.

Workshops Attended

She has attended the following workshops;

  • Management Skill – 28th February 1989.
  • Stock Control Verification – 28th October 1989.
  • Public Procurement Law Awareness – 2012.
  • Code of Conduct Bureau Compliance Training programme – 20th November 2013.
  • Conflict Resolution.

She enjoys Sports.

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Director – Finance

Mr Shehu Yusuf Imam

Mr Shehu Yusuf Imam

Mr Shehu Yusuf Imam, Director, Finance, was born on 18th December 1965 and hails from Sardauna Local Government Area. He is married with Seven (7) children.

He began his educational career at Nurul Ulum Primary School, Gembu from 1971-1977 and Villanova Government Secondary School, Numan from 1977-1982. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1984-1989.

He enjoys reading and travelling.

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Director – Planning, Research and Statistics

Mr Tijjani Magaji Shark, Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, was born on 6th June 1962 and hails from Karim-Lamido Local Government Area. He is married with Four (4) children.

He began his educational career at Bambuka Primary School, Karim-Lamido from 1969-1975 and Government Secondary School, Jalingo from 1975-1980. He furthered to Teachers’ College, Mubi, from 1985-1987 and proceeded to the University of Maiduguri from 1989-1995.

Workshops Attended

He has attended the following workshops;

  • Management of Development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – November 1996.
  • Computer Appreciation and Information Technology – March 2000.
  • Project Mapping, Millenium Development Goals – November 2010.
  • Millenium Development Goals and Social Sector Policies, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) – 2011.
  • International Public Sector Accounting Standard – March 2012.
  • Population Control for Economic Development, World Bank – November 2012.
  • Public Finance Management (Comm. Of Practice) – July 2014.
  • Saving One Million Lives, World Bank – July 2015.
  • Recovery and Peace Building Assessment in the North-East Region – February 2016.

He enjoys Sports.[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Past Commissioners” open=”no”]Past Commissioners that served in the Ministry are represented in the table below;

Names Duration
Barr. Emmanuel H. Gowon
Alh. Sa’ad Shehu ajuyi
Mr. Illiya D. Wanapiya
Mr. Rebo Usman
Mr. Bulus Maiyaki
Mr. Danladi Baido
Alh. Abubakar Tutare
Alh. Ahmed Yusuf
Dr. Usman Ardo
Mr. Ambumi Zik Sunday
Alh. Idris Waziri
Alh. Usman Kona
Alh. Ibrahim Kawo 1st February-23rd November, 1993

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Past Permanent Secretaries” open=”no”]Past Permanent Secretaries that served in the Ministry are represented in the Table below;

Names Duration
Habila Jamman
Lydia Ambituni
Alh. Hassan Adamu 24th March, 2009 – 31st August, 2010
Alh. Adamu M. Gassol 26th July, 2007 – 2010
Major Yazella 26th July, 2005 – 26th July, 2006
Asabe Maiangwa 18th April, 2001 – 26th February, 2004
I.I Kifasi 16th July, 1999 – April, 2001
Ibrahim Jauro 16th February – 9th November, 1999
D.D Elisha 18th February, 1998-29th January, 1999
Joshua R. Musa 20th October, 1997 – 18th February, 1998
D.D Elisha 31st December, 1996 – 20th October, 1997
Joshua R. Musa 31st November, 1993 – 30th January, 1994
Joseph Machoco 21st January, 1992 – 31st November, 1993
Timothy D. Ehi 27th August – 31st December, 1991

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