FULL NAME: Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo
DATE OF BIRTH: 4 April 1962
MARITAL STATUS: Married
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is the governor of Gombe state as of 2015 after winning his rerun election.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Dankwambo is a graduate of Accounting with second Class Upper Division from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1981 – 1985, he later obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Economics from University of Lagos, Nigeria and post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science in Delta State University, Abraka.
Today, he is a Fellow and Associate of Six professional bodies and associations which include: Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA);
Associate, Nigeria Institute of Managements(ANIM);
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI);
Member, Nigeria Economic Society (MNES);
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB); and
Fellow, Nigeria Institute of Marketers (FNIM).
Dankwambo’s working career spans across both private and public sector. He started his working career as Coopers and Lybrand International (Chartered Accountants) now Price |Water House Coopers between 1985 – 1988. He later joined the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1988 till 1999 when he was appointed the Accountant–General of Gombe State. His excellent performance is his career progression, attracted him to the Federal Government in its search for a worthy successor to the then Accountant – General of the Federation, who retired in April, 2005. Thus, he was appointed Accountant – General of the Federation on 20th April, 2005. The position he has held till now.
Dankwambo is an outstanding example of excellence. In his quest for knowledge, he attended six International courses in different countries which included:
Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts, USA where he attended a course on Global Financial Systems, Crisis Prospects and Solution.
Stanford University, Stanford Business School for a course on Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector just to mention a few.
Dankwambo has also served in fourteen very sensitive committees which included the following:
Protem Executive Secretary; Forum of Accountant – General and Auditor – General in West Africa (FAAGWA).
Chairman Review of Financial Regulations and other Financial law in Gombe State.
Co-Chairman – Standardization of Federal, State and Local Government accounts in Nigeria.
Sub – chairman Review of Syllabus for Bank Examiners Training.
As the Accountant – General of the Federation, he has introduced landmark programs towards ensuring accountability, transparency and probity. Amongst them are:
He embarked on massive re- organization of the Office to make it more focused, pragmatic and professionally suitable for efficient service delivery.
CAREER AND LIFE
He was then appointed Accountant General of Gombe State, holding this position until 2005. He was appointed Accountant – General of the Federation on 20 April 2005. He held this office until he resigned to start his campaign for election as Governor of Gombe State January 2011.
In the 26 April 2011 election, Dankwambo won 596,481 votes, ahead of Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) with 91,781 votes and Senator Sa'idu Umar Kumo of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) with 84,959 votes.
As a Governor, Dankwambo lost his deputy Mr. David Miyims Albashi,who died on 4 November 2011 in a German hospital of injuries he sustained in a car crash on August 28 on November 4, 2011. On the 17 December 2011 Alhaji Dankwambo appointed Mr. Tha'anda Rubainu as current Deputy Governor.
In the 2015 Governorship elections he was again re-elected as the Governor under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.(PDP), being the only PDP governor in the North.
He was later dragged to tribunal later same year but the supreme court upheld his election.
|in his office|
SOURCES: zakariahdg.blogspot.com.ng, wikipedia.org, nigerianbiography.com
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