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Profile of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo - Nigeria's 2019 Presidential Aspirant


Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, FCA, FCIB, FCIT, FNIM, OON (Talban Gombe) was born on 4th April 1962 at Herwagana Ward in Gombe City, Gombe State.
He attended Central Primary School Gombe and Government Secondary School Billiri in Gombe State. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting second class (honours) upper Division, being the second best result obtained by any individual in the then Bauchi State.
He further enrolled for Masters of Science Degree, in Economics from University of Lagos. Dankwambo was not satisfied with academic pursuit, he decided to study Post graduate Diploma in Computer Science at the Delta State University Abraka, Delta State. He finally cap it up with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Phd) from Igbenideon University, Okada. In 2012 he was conferred with the Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Imo State University.

Professional Qualifications

Professionally, Dankwambo has proved to be exceptionally intelligent. He has passed through the qualifying examinations of seven (7) professional bodies and consequently was awarded membership of those professional Institutions. For example, He passed the prescribed examinations of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in exceptionally earlier than record time, a year after his graduation from the University, a feat most professional Chartered Accountants will agree is rare to achieve and therefore became an associate of the Institute. Today he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Marketers and a Fellow of the Nigerian Economic Society.

Certificate Courses Attended

Alhaji Dankwambo has had various international exposures by attending training programmes which further molded and shaped him as a refined and seasoned Accountant, Economist and an Administrator. The training courses and Seminars attended includes:
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Global Financial System, Crises, Prospects and Solutions.
DUKE UNIVERSITY, DCID, Durham, NC 27708, U.S.A.
Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford Business School,
518, Memorial Way, CA, USA – Financial Management Program.
CROWN AGENTS MANAGEMENT DEV. CENTRE, United Kingdom Financial Management and Development Projects.
UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN AND DUKE UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT -Management of Foreign Aids.
WEST AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT,GHANA. -External Debt and Reserve Management.
Vii Others too numerous to mention

Working Experience

Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo started his Carreer at the Coopers and Lybrand International, (Chartered Accountants), now PriceWaterHouseCoopers from 1985 to 1988.
He later joined the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1988 until 1999, When the then Executive Governor of Gombe State, His Excellency Alhaji Abubakar Habu Hashidu spotted the unique qualities in this great man and appointed him to be the Accountant-General of Gombe State . He held this position until 20th April 2005 when the then Accountant General of the Federation Mr J.K Naiyeju was retiring. Again the unique qualities of Dankwambo became obvious to all having served at various committees at the Federation Account and his efficiency was noticed by His Excellency, President Olusegun Obasanjo who appointed him to be the Accountant General of the Federation to replace Mr Naiyeju. The position he held until he was overwhelmingly elected the Executive Governor of Gombe State.
During his working career, Dankwambo has chaired and served in committees as well as served as board member of some Government parastatals at various times.
He was the president/Chairman of the Forum of Accountants-General and Auditors-General in West Africa (FAAGWA), and had earlier, served as the Protem Secretary of the same organization. He was the co-Chairman, Standardisation of Federal, State and Local Government Accounts in Nigeria, A body formed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee to harmonies the Accounting and Reporting of Financial Statements by the three tiers of Governments.
Since his assumption of Office as the Accountant General of the Federation he has been the Chairman of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Federation Account Allocation Committee, a committee saddled with the responsibility of determining how the national revenues are shared equitably amongst the three tiers of Governments, ie Federal States and Local Governments.
Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo was also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of ECOWAS. He also chaired the review of Financial Regulations and other Financial Laws in Gambe.

Board Membership

He was a Board member of the Central Bank of Nigeria
Board members of the Debt Management Office
Board member, Royal Swaziland Sugar Company, Southern Africa
Board member, Extractive Industries Transparency International
Board member, Access Bank PLC
Board member, Jewel Farms and Poultry Products
Board member, Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Board member, Federal Government Owned Companies under Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI).
Profile of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo - Nigeria's 2019 Presidential Aspirant Profile of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo - Nigeria's 2019 Presidential Aspirant Reviewed by AbuZahra Ahmad on August 07, 2018 Rating: 5

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