The Oasis Reporters
October 10, 2019
By Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim Kuna
In the heat of the pressures on the late presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, he moaned about career politicians who had no other job besides politics to do. Chief Abiola had seen and experienced much, after the election that he clearly won was annulled by the General Ibrahim Badamasi Babanginda junta, for whatever reasons it saw.
Some of Nigeria’s contemporary politicians who would see political service as a do or die affair, abound. Just as there are the quintessential technocrats in politics, whose credentials are in hot demand in industry on the global scale exist. Those ones have basically no worries, if and when they leave office.
Like IBRAHIM HASSAN DANKWAMBO PhD, OON (Talban Gombe), a worthy son of Gombe State, who achieved a lot within a short space, climbing the academic and corporate ladder of life.
Hassan Dankwambo is just a 57 year old Nigerian, But in his 57 years, he has achieved a lot, almost in every facet of life.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with Second Class (Honours), Upper Division.
Then a Masters of Science Degree in Economics from University of Lagos.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science at the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, followed it.
And capped up with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State.
In his 56 since birth, he has passed through the qualifying examinations of many professional bodies, Viz:
1- He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA)
2- A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB)
3- A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (FCIT)
4- Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM)
5- A Fellow of the Nigerian Economic Society (FNES).
His International exposures:
i. HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Boston Massachusetts, U.S.A. – Global Financial System, Crises, Prospects and Solutions.
ii. DUKE UNIVERSITY, DCID, Durham, NC 27708, U.S.A. – Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector.
iii. STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford Business School, 518, – Memorial Way, CA, USA – Financial Management Program.
iv. CROWN AGENTS MANAGEMENT DEV. CENTRE, United Kingdom Financial Management and Development Projects.
v. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN AND DUKE UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Management of Foreign Aids.
vi. WEST AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT, GHANA. – External Debt and Reserve Management.
His Working Career :
1- Coopers and Lybrand International, (Chartered Accountants), now Pricewaterhousecoopers
2- Central Bank of Nigeria
3- Served as the Accountant-General of Gombe State.
4- Accountant General of the Federation
5- A two term Governor of Gombe State
Committees Chaired :
i. 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.
ii. He was the Co-Chairman, Standardization of Federal, State and Local Government Accounts in Nigeria, a body formed by the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee to harmonize the Accounting and Reporting of Financial Statements by the three tiers of Governments.
iii. On his assumption of Office as the Accountant General of the Federation, he became 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.
iv. Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo was also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of ECOWAS. He also chaired the review of Financial Regulations and other Financial Laws in Gombe.
Board Memberships :
i. He was a Board member of the Central Bank of Nigeria
ii. Board member of the Debt Management Office
iii. Board member, Royal Swaziland Sugar Company, Southern Africa
iv. Board member, Extractive Industries Transparency International
v. Board member, Access Bank PLC
vi. Board member, Jewel Farms and Poultry Products
vii. Board member, Sheraton Hotel and Towers
viii. Board member, Federal Government Owned Companies under Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI).
With such intimidating credentials and worthy achievement s, it’s quite easy to see, that knowing what to do would be like a piece of cake for the beloved Talban Gombe.