Ministry of Finance and Economic Development

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The Ministry of Finance was established on 27th August, 1991 and is currently headed by Dr. Jesse A. Ashumate as Hon. Commissioner and Dr. Siman S. Ambita’a as Permanent Secretary.

 Agencies under the Ministry include:

  • Agency for Community and Social Development (CSDP)
  • State Board of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Office of the Accountant General

Functions of the Ministry:

Functions of the Ministry include;

  1. Advising the State Government on Fiscal Policies.
  2. Custodian of the State Finances.
  3. Liaising with Federal Government through the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) for Federal Allocation.
  4. Facilitate Loans and Grants as well as Debt serving.
  5. Procurement of Official vehicles and Stationeries.
  6. Facilitate Investments and Financial Securities, e.g. Bonds
  7. Controls the State’s Cash Flow.

Achievements of the Ministry:

Achievements of the Ministry include;

  1. Successfully guided the state Government on Fiscal Policies.
  2. Facilitated State Government Investments.
  3. Supervised the Allocation of Revenue and Expenditure to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
  4. Have ensured delivery of Federal Allocations.
  5. Facilitated Loans and Grants to the State.
  6. Procured assorted vehicles and stationeries for use.
  7. Managed the State finances.

Commissioner Finance

Dr Jesse A. Ashumate

Dr Adi Jesse Ashumate, the Honourable Commissioner of Finance was born on 9th June 1972 and hails from Wukari Local Government Area. He is married with Five (5) children.

He began his educational career at Rafin-Kada Primary School from 1977-1983 and Federal Government College, Wukari from 1984-1990. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and University of Nigeria, NSUKKA from 1983-2000 and 2007-2014 respectively.

 Professional Achievements

His Professional Achievements include;

  • MBBS
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), and
  • FWACP (Public Health)
Award received

He received a Merit Award for Partnership – Dangote Cement Plc.

He enjoys reading and football.

The Permanent Secretary

Aboki D. Zacharia

Past Commissioners that served in the Ministry are represented in the table below;

Names Duration
Barr. Emmanuel H. Gowon
Alh. Sa’ad Shehu ajuyi
Mr. Illiya D. Wanapiya
Mr. Rebo Usman
Mr. Bulus Maiyaki
Mr. Danladi Baido
Alh. Abubakar Tutare
Alh. Ahmed Yusuf
Dr. Usman Ardo
Mr. Ambumi Zik Sunday
Alh. Idris Waziri
Alh. Usman Kona
Alh. Ibrahim Kawo 1st February-23rd November, 1993
Past Permanent Secretaries that served in the Ministry are represented in the Table below;

Names Duration
Habila Jamman
Lydia Ambituni
Alh. Hassan Adamu 24th March, 2009 – 31st August, 2010
Alh. Adamu M. Gassol 26th July, 2007 – 2010
Major Yazella 26th July, 2005 – 26th July, 2006
Asabe Maiangwa 18th April, 2001 – 26th February, 2004
I.I Kifasi 16th July, 1999 – April, 2001
Ibrahim Jauro 16th February – 9th November, 1999
D.D Elisha 18th February, 1998-29th January, 1999
Joshua R. Musa 20th October, 1997 – 18th February, 1998
D.D Elisha 31st December, 1996 – 20th October, 1997
Joshua R. Musa 31st November, 1993 – 30th January, 1994
Joseph Machoco 21st January, 1992 – 31st November, 1993
Timothy D. Ehi 27th August – 31st December, 1991
  1. Office of the Accountant General.
  2. Taraba State Agency for Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).
  3. Board of Internal Revenue (BIR).