The Honourable Commissioner for Finance and the Chairman of Sokoto State’s Fiscal Transparency and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program, Honourable Abdussamad Dasuki welcomed the newly appointed Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Alh. Mainasara Ahmad mni, to the SFTAS family.
Highlights and achievements of SFTAS were discussed during the welcoming session, as well as the 2021 budget – pertaining to SFTAS and its forecasts. The Honourable Commissioner stated the Ministry of Finance is excited to have the caliber of the new Commissioner in their midst – as he is highly skilled and experienced. The Honourable Commissioner also used this opportunity to thank H.E. the Governor for reposing confidence on the Ministry and the SFTAS family as a whole with this welcomed appointment.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance – Alh. Dahiru Abbas, MNIM expressed gratitude to His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. (Dr.) Muhammad Saad Abubakar, CFR, mni for conferring traditional titles on 3 members of SFTAS; Honourable Abdussamad Dasuki as Santurakin Sokoto, Alh. Dahiru Abbas as Sarkin Gandu and SFTAS Focal Person Aminu Bala Sokoto as Dan Iyan Sokoto.
Alh. Mainasara Ahmed, mni thanked the SFTAS family for the warm reception, pledged to do his upmost best to ensure the developments continue to be positive, as they were appointed to serve and they will tirelessly serve Sokoto State by the grace of God.
Present during the meeting were, the Accountant General, Umar B. Ahmed, FCNA, Deputy Accountant General, Maccido Musa, Director General Debt Management, Habibu Isah Waziri, Murtala Umar Dogondaji, and others.