JIJIWA, Abubakar Bobboyi

MFR. B.Sc, CNA, arpa, ACIT. Accountant, Journalist, Writer, Administrator, Advertising Practitioner, Tax Consultant,. Born March 15, 1961, in Fufore, Adamawa State; married Aishat Mukhtar-Bello 1989, two sons, two daughters; Education: Fufore Primary School, Fufore, 1967-72, Government Secondary School (now Ramat College), Yola, 1973-77, University of Maiduguri, 1979-83; Deutschewelle Ausbildungs Zentrum (Radio Training Management Centre) Cologne, Germany, 1990-94; Career: Appointed Artiste Newscaster, Radio Adamawa, Yola, 1977; Accounts Clerk, former P & T Department, Yola, 1977-78; Management Accountant, Nigerian Mining Corporation, Jos, 1983-84; Special Correspondent, later Staff Writer and member, Editorial Board, New Nigerian Newspapers, Kaduna, 1984-85; Credit Controller. New Nigerian Newspapers Limited, Kaduna, 1985-86; Secretary to Fufore Local Government, defunct Gongola State, 1986-87; Principal Accountant, Final Accounts, New Nigerian Newspapers (NNN) Limited, Kaduna, 1987-88; Acting Chief Accountant/ Head of Accounts Department, News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), Lagos, 1988-89; appointed General Manager/Chief Executive, defunct Gongola Broadcasting Corporation, Yola, 1989-92; Director-General, Adamawa Broad casting Corporation, Yola, 1992; Assistant General Manager, News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN), 1993;Director of Administration and Finance, 1993-95, 1997; Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning and Budget, 1995-97; reappointed Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, 1997-99; Director, Finance and Supplies, 1999; Director, Administration and Finance, Voice of Nigeria, 1999- 2004; Acting Director General, Voice of Nigeria, 2004; Director General, Voice of Nigeria, 2005-2015. Member, Committee to Investigate Fraud at New Nigeria Newspapers Limited Stores, 1985; member, Committee to Investigate Irregular Payment of Commissions on major contracts, New Nigerian Newspapers Limited, Kaduna, 1986; Chairman, Committee to Investigate Fraud at Gongola Press Limited, 1989; Chairman, Committee to Document and publish the History of Gongola State for 15 years, 1990; member, Gongola State Tourism Committee, 1991; Chairman, Ad ministration and Finance Sub-Committee, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria(BON), 1993-95; member, Administration and Accounts Committee, Advertiser's Practitioners Council of Nigeria, 1993-95; Chairman, VONSCOPE Magazine Editorial Board, 1994-95; Chairman, Common Heritage Foundation of Nigeria (a service-oriented non-governmental organisation) 1996-; member, Board of Directors, Highland Bank of Nigeria Limited, Yola, 1996; member, Federation Account Allocation Committee, (FAAC) 1995-99; Chairman, UNDP Programme Coordinating Committee (SPCC), Adamawa State, 1995-99; Chairman, BOT of Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG); Past President, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA). Traditional Title: Sardauna Ribadu, by the Ribadu District Council and ratified by the Adamawa Emirate Council, 1995; Traditional Chieftaincy Title of Dan Lawan of Jiwa, Abuja, 2005; Traditional Chieftaincy Title of Bobaselu of Odelemo, Remoland, Ogun State, 2008. Awards/Honour: Recipient, Chief Executive of the Year 1990, by the Radio Television and Theatre Workers of Nigeria, Gongola Chapter; recipient, Best Performance Award, by the Gongola State Youths Council, 1992; recipient, Runner-Up NTA Yola Adamawa State Man-of-The Year Award, 1995; recipient, Award for Distinguished Service, Adamawa State Youths Council, 1999; Hobbies: Research, photography, reading & humanitarian service, Former Official Address: Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Abuja; Home: Bongire Quarters, P.O. Box3, Fufore,Ribadu District, Fufore Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
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