Zulum appoints new Accountant General


Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Baba Bura Usman as Borno state  new Accountant General. 

The appointment was announced by the governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement issued Wednesday night. 

Baba Bura Usman was, until his appointment, the director of Treasury Operations at the Borno state Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning, since 2020.

The 57- year- old Usman hails from Kaga local government area in northern Borno state. 

He has over 20 years experience in financial management and internal control systems, the statement said. 

It added that the accountant general had, since 1990, worked as Accounts’ Assistant with a private firm, Premier Property Dev Co. Ltd, before joining Borno state Civil Service as Senior Accountant deployed to Borno State Council for Arts and Culture, Maiduguri, in 1998.

Usman was Principal Accountant (Expenditure) at the Government House in Maiduguri back in 2001 and was Chief Accountant at the Department of Budget and Planning in 2003, at the Borno state Universal Basic Education in 2010 and at the Borno state Pensions Office in 2017 before he rose to become director of Borno State Pensions, also in 2017, the statement recalled. 

In 2018, the statement continued, Usman became the head of the state’s Project Financial Management Unit (PFMU) and in 2019, he became a director of Finance & Accounts, retaining headship of the Project Financial Management Unit.

Usman also served at the Borno State Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) before he became Director of Treasury Operations in 2020 until today’s appointment.

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