Dattijo, a.k.a. Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, is a Nigerian public servant and an expert in international development. In New York, Dattijo worked as a policy advisor in the office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. The core group that created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was founded by Dattijo. Dattijo left his position as commissioner for budget and planning in Kaduna State to work for the NSecretary-Generaligerian government. He wrote a book with the working title “Disruption Rethinking Governance to Work for the Poor.” On July 2nd, 2023.
Muhammad Sani Dattijo Local Government
He is a native of Amaru in Zaria’s Kwabar A Local Government Area.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Early life
Sani Abdullahi earned a master’s degree in development economics and policy from the University of Manchester, and he also earned a second master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy from Ahmadu Bello University. He earned credentials in advanced project management at Oxford University, sustainable development at Columbia University, and public finance at the London School of Economics. He participated in Georgetown University’s Leadership Seminar’s 2017 cohort.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Career
Abdullahi collaborated closely with Secretary Ban and UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed before being named Commissioner in Kaduna State. They get along well as mentor and mentee. He has held positions at the Nigerian Presidency as an economist and the deputy national program manager for the Millennium Development Goals. After the MDGs, he worked as the Nigeria Governor’s Forum’s economic adviser. He was one of two Nigerians named to the World Bank Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement in 2018 together with Tonye Cole, the co-founder of Sahara Group.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Public speaking
A speaker at TEDx, Abdullahi. TEDxAhmaduBello University hosted his “As you travel along life, remember…” TED presentation in 2018. He spoke about “The Cost and Privileges of Public Services” at TEDx Gamji in 2017. additionally at TEDxKangiwa, which happened in 2021 and was held in the Local Government Service Commission in Katsina State. spoke at the occasion and discussed a resilient northern Nigeria within a brave new Nigeria.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Accomplishments
Abdullahi was a member of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) design team led by the UN Secretary-General. He carried out a thorough examination of the regional SDGs data while serving as the Commissioner of Budget and Planning in Kaduna to enhance the objectives’ implementation. The United Nations claims that “Kaduna State, Nigeria, is one of the first subnational governments in the world” to have done this. He saw to it that Kaduna became the first Nigerian state to join the Open Government Partnership. In order to make Kaduna state the first state to present its budget to the state assembly, the ministry under Abdullahi made sure that the state routinely prepared and delivered budgets ahead of schedule.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Fellowships
Abdullahi was chosen in 2017 to be a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network’s collaborative project, the African Leadership Institute – West Africa. He worked with the organization in 2011 as an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Political involvement
In 2015, Abdullahi participated in the transition team for the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna. He was chosen to serve in the Kaduna Central campaign directorate for Governor Nasir El Rufai’s reelection in 2018.Mu’azu Mukaddas Muhammad
Muhammad Sani Dattijo social media handles
Instagram: Muhammad Sani Dattijo (@msdattijo)
Twitter: Muhammad Sani Dattijo (@muh’d sani Dattijo)
Facebook: @Muhammad Sani Dattijo
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo About
Muhammad is a skilled development economist with more than 20 years of expertise in the creation of public policies, managing public funds, and carrying out project execution. He was the previous APC candidate for the Kaduna Central senatorial seat in the 2023 election.
Muhammad has held a number of prominent posts, including that of Policy Advisor at the New York office of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. He played a key role on the team that created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this capacity. Additionally, he participates in the World Bank’s expert advisory council on civic participation.
Muhammad worked in Kaduna State as the Commissioner of Planning and Budget for more than five years. In this role, he was in charge of creating the state’s fiscal strategy, coordinating the implementation of the state budget (about $700 million annually), and defining development policies. Later, he worked as the State Governor’s Chief of Staff, where he oversaw the support provided to the Governor in developing, coordinating, and carrying out public policy across all spheres.
Muhammad also held the position of Chairman of the Infrastructure Council, which coordinated the portfolio of all economic and social infrastructure across the 23 Local Governments of the State and oversaw the largest infrastructure expansion in the State’s history. The State’s State Development Plan, Infrastructural Master Plan, Industrial Policy, SDGs report, and numerous other policy documents and programs were all created under his direction.
Muhammad is presently working on his doctoral dissertation at Reading University’s Henley Business School in the UK. His study focuses on Sub-Saharan African development, informality, and global value chains.
Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo Facts
A graduate of the University of Manchester with a master’s degree in development economics and policy, Muhammad Sani
He was a member of the UN Secretary-General’s team that came up with the SDGs.
Sani stood for governor of Kaduna State in the 2023 elections until el-Rufai asked him to resign.
Dattijo has ten years of experience in developing development policies, implementing projects, and managing public finances.
Muhammad Sani Dattijo is a prince of the Zazau Emirates and descended from the Zazzau Emir’s royal family.
Who is Muhammad Sani Dattijo?
Although he works for the government of Nigeria, Dattijo is an expert in international development. He was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on October 26, 1979.
Muhammad Sani Dattijo is a Sagittarius and will be 43 years old in 2022. Muhammad Sani is 1.80 meters tall.
He is both a politician and the father of three kids. Farooq Abdullah and Princess Muna Al-Hussein are his parents.