President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday made his first senior cadre appointment, naming Mohammed Dikwa as Nigeria’s new acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF).
The appointment, which takes immediate effect from June 12, 2015, followed the retirement from service of Jonas Otunla.
Until his appointment, Mr. Dikwa was the Director, Funds Department in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
Mr. Dikwa would hold the office until a substantive Accountant-General is appointed by the president.
Mr. Dikwa, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Masters in Business Administration and Finance, attended the Senior Executive Course 34, 2014 at the National Institute of for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.
He was awarded Certificates in Public Finance Management Reforms, Leadership and Governance, High Performance Leadership Programme and Treasury Management at the Harvard University, USA; University of Cambridge, Oxford University in the UK, and Thames Valley University UK respectively.
A professional Accountant and Member of many Professional Bodies, Mr. Dikwa is a Fellow Certified National Accountant; Fellow Charted Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, among others.
Apart from serving as a facilitator in many courses, workshops, seminars and conferences he attended both within and outside Nigeria, Mr. Dikwa served as Borno State Accountant-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance between1999 and 2004 and Chairman, Technical Board Bank of Industries (BOI), Bank of Agriculture (BOA).
He also served on the Board of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Defence Industry Corporation; Distribution Company of Nigeria (DISCO), Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), Royal Swaziland Sugar Company, etc.
He was also the Director in-charge of Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI) and later Revenue and Investment. He is happily married with children.