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Mr. Ahmed Idris
Accountant General of The Federation - Since 7/7/2018

Mr. Ahmed Idris was born on the 25th November, 1960 in Kano. 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 a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and 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 organised 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 had attended many courses locally and abroad which broadened his professional horizon and enriched his competences.

Mr. Idris has membership of many professional bodies. These include 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.

Mr. Idris is married with children.


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Indigenous Banking in Nigeria:The story of indegenous banking in Nigeria began with the establishment of the National Bank of Nigeria Limited in February 1933.
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