Biography of Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris is a Nigerian politician and accountant. He born on November 25, 1960. Ahmed Idris is the Accountant General of the Federation of Nigeria under President Buhari.

Educational Background

In 1984, Ahmed Idriss obtained Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. He proceeded to obtain a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Bayero University Kano and Master of International Affairs and Diplomacy (MIAD) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

Ahmed Idris attended local and foreign courses in accounting. Some of the courses he attended are

Revenue Generation and Accountability for Local Governments organised by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
World Bank Disbursement Seminar, Reston, Virginia USA; IPSAS Course, Manchester Business School, United Kingdom, among several others.


Upon graduation from school Mr. Idris started worked as Audit Officer at Muhtari Dangana and Co, aChartered Accounts Firm, Kano from 1985 to 1989.

In 1989, Ahmed Idris was employed by Continental Merchants Bank as Head, Loan Syndication Unit where he worked till 1994.

In 1994, Ahmed Idris joined TY Chemical Limited (White Oil Refinery) in Kaduna as Senior Management Accountant where he worked till 2000 before joining public service as an Assistant Director Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). Ahmed Idris was in charge of Financial Analysis at PTF.

He worked as the Director of Finance at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) headquarters, Abuja.

He worked as an Assistant Director Finance at the National Poverty Eradication Programme(NAPEP), Ministry of Police Affairs and Ministry of Interior before proceeding to Federal Ministry of Interior as a Deputy Director.

In 2015, he was appointed the Accountant General of the Federation after the then Accountant General Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla was sacked by President Buhari for embezzling N2.5 million for security agencies’ funds.

He was reappointed into the same position after President Buhari won his re election bid in 2019.

Awards and Recognitions

Ahmed Idris is a member of professional bodies like

Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
Certified Institute of Cost Management of Nigeria
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Ahmed Idris is a Fellow of

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
Association of Financial Analysts of Nigeria,

Personal Life

Ahmed Idris is married with Children.

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