YUSUF IBRAHIM IDRIS
Permanent Secretary Common Service Office ( CSO)
Alh. Yusufu, Ibrahim Idris was born in Katsina on 12th October, 1963 into the family of late Major Mohammed Dodo Saulawa. He clinched the prize of the best academic student at graduation in Government Secondary School Fadan Kaje, Kaduna State where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1980. He studied BSc Accounting in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and graduated with Second Class Division degree in 1985.
He passed the final examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1991 and is presently a Fellow of the Institute. He completed his Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) in the Year 2000 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He became an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN) in 2016.
His working career spans both the private and public sectors. In the private sector he has worked for over 14 years after graduation in the hospitality industry, manufacturing, investment and also engaged in consultancy with the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund. He joined the Public Service in 2000 as Chief Accountant and was the first millennium Accountant in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) to be posted to head the Federal Pay Office (FPO) Kano from 2002 to 2006 which had the largest volume of transactions. He worked closely and directly with three (3) Accountant-Generals in the Special Duties Unit of the OAGF Headquarters from 2006 to 2014 where he provided support to them in the discharge of Treasury functions. He was the Editor of the Treasury Journal for over three years. He headed the Unit in OAGF that handled special payments running into a Trillion Naira for over 8 (eight) years without any blemish. These included payments to pensioners of 8 Pension Departments computed by an Inter-Ministerial Committee headed by the National Pension Commission, Payment of Monetisation Arrears to staff of Parastatals funded by the Treasury, payment to ex-NITEL/M-TEL Staff, ex- Nigeria Airways Staff and ex-Staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). He got a letter of commendation from the Head of Service in 2010 on the efficiency and integrity with which the payments were handled. He represented OAGF on the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee that established the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) that handles the defined benefit pension scheme in 2012. He was promoted to the rank of Director with effect from 1st January, 2014.
He was the Pioneer Director of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) Department after it was upgraded from a Division, in OAGF Headquarters from 2014 to 2016 where he brought more efficiency in its operations and helped the Federal Government to save billions of Naira in personnel cost. He was mandated several times to act as Director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, whenever the Permanent Secretary was not in Office, when he was posted to Federal Ministry of Science and Technology where he served as Director Finance and Accounts from 2016 to 2019. Until his appointment as Permanent Secretary by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on 18th June, 2021, he was with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning (Planning Arm) as Director of Finance and Accounts. Since his deployment to Treasury House Headquarters in 2006, he has formed, trained and maintained to date a team of dedicated, competent, loyal and highly motivated staff that he has led to deliver high quality public service.
He has attended several courses within and outside the country on Finance, Procurement, Administration and Financial Management Reforms. He is married to and ably supported by Hajia (Mrs) Binta Ibrahim, a BSc Sociology 1987 graduate from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and blessed with (6) children; Mohammed and Abubakar who are professionally qualified Accountants as Associate members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - ACCA; Halima, a Pharmacist; Zainab, a 400 Level University Student of Pharmacy; Khalil and Aisha who are in Senior Secondary School. The three (3) graduates among them are contributing to national development by providing their professional skills to fill the manpower needs of the country. His hobbies include reading, travelling and athletics. He is very active in community development activities.