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THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR

Barrister Ibrahim Hassan

Born in 1965 into the family of late elder statesman, Alhaji Hassan Hadejia who was until his death, the Shetima of Hadejia, the present Deputy Governor, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan went through the Sacred Heart Primary. School, Kaduna, Barewa College Zaria, School of Basic Studies, ABU zaria, from where he was enrolled into the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the Nigerian Law School Lagos after which he was called to the Bar. He later went to the Department of Continuing Education, at the Oxford University, United Kingdom where he obtained a Diploma in Computing in 2005

Between 1990 and 1999 after serving as a Youth Corper, with the Nigerian Telephones and Transmission, Iganmu, Lagos, as Marketing and dealer relationship manager, Barrister Ibrahim worked at the Credit and Finance Ltd as Company Secretary and legal Adviser as well as Head Recovery Task Force, Liberty Merchant Bank plc, Head Credit Administration, Head Foreign Operations, Member Task force on migration of Bank’s Software from Bancmaster to Kapiti and AS400 environment, Foreign Exchange Dealer, Manager Port Harcourt Branch; responsible for Eastern Region, most profitable branch 3 years in a row, Head International Treasury and Chief Foreign Exchange Dealer, with direct responsibility for a trading open position limit of $5 Million daily.

In 1999 he became the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Jigawa State, a position he held until 2000 when he was appointed the Secretary to the State Government from where he subsequently rose to the position of Deputy Governor in 2002 until 2007 when the Government handed over to a new administration.

To his credit during his first coming, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan was responsible for ensuring the inclusion of Jigawa State as one of the 6 DFID focal states, leading to the establishment of the SLGP program (State& local Government Program) in the state and 4 subsequent DFID supported programs namely, PATHS(Partnership for transforming health systems, JEWEL (Jigawa Wetlands livelihood Program) and the Access to Justice Program, introduced and established Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) to accommodate unified budgeting and link the budget ministry with the State treasury and Salaries and pensions department, and organized and produced the Jigawa SEEDS document (J-SEEDS) and translated abridged versions in English & Hausa and a 13 episode Hausa radio drama series to explain and disseminate J-SEEDS as well as supported the production of LEEDS for 9 out of 27 local governments.

He also chaired the DFID financed State and Local Government Program (SLGP) to facilitate the implementation of reform in State and Local Government policies and successfully re-organized contracting and tendering process through the reorientation and repositioning of the Finance & General purposes committee (FGPC) and the establishment of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PMU).

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, and the chartered Institute Of Arbitration, United Kingdom.

His hobbies include reading, Web research and data mining, squash, and to cap it all, the Barrister is a Computer adept, proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, Comfortable with both Windows and Mac OS LAN Administration (AS400, NT, Novell) java programming.

He is married with children.