Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

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Muhammad Sani Abdullahi is a Nigerian politician, economist, development expert and current Kaduna state commissioner of budget and planning. He was a policy adviser at the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York. In 2015, he resigned from this appointment to serve the Nigerian government as the Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kaduna State.[1][2]

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi
Chief of Staff to Kaduna State Governor
In office
July 2019 – October 2021
Preceded byBashir Sa'idu
Commissioner for Budget and Planning Kaduna State
In office
May 2015 – January 2019
Personal details
Born (1979-10-26) 26 October 1979 (age 41)
Kaduna State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)
Alma materUniversity of Manchester (MSc)
Ahmadu Bello University (MSc)
London School of Economics (Public Finance)
OccupationDevelopment Economist, Public Servant

Education[change | change source]

Sani Abdullahi hold bachelor's degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He obtained his master's degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester and obtained a second Masters from Ahmadu Bello University where he studied International Affairs and Diplomacy.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Abdullahi worked with Secretary Ban and UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed. The two share a close mentor-mentee relationship. He served as Economic Adviser of the Nigeria Governor's Forum after the MDGs.[4][5]

Public Speaking[change | change source]

Abdullahi is a keynote speaker and TEDx speaker. He talked in TED talk "As you travel along life, remember..." at TEDxAhmaduBello University in 2018. In 2017, he gave a speech titled "The Cost and Privileges of Public Services" at TEDx Gamji.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.thescoopng.com/2015/07/29/el-rufai-to-appoint-ban-ki-moons-special-adviser-as-kaduna-state-commissioner/
  2. "Hon. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi | World Bank Live". live.worldbank.org. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  3. https://gls.georgetown.edu/sites/gls/files/gls_program_2017_-_update_20171031.pdf
  4. https://allafrica.com/stories/201804070040.html
  5. "World Bank appoints Nigerian into advisory council". 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
  6. As You Travel Along Life, Remember... | Muhammad Sani Dattijo | TEDxAhmaduBelloUniversity, retrieved 2021-10-14
  7. The Cost and Privileges of Public Services, retrieved 2021-10-14