Ahmed Usman Ododo was the Auditor General for Local Government in Kogi State. He is also a politician and a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Recently, he is a gubernatorial aspirant under the APC, seeking to contest in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State, which will hold by November, 2023.
Ododo was born in the 1960s, being the former Auditor-General for Local Governments in Kogi State, not much is publicly known about his early life and education.
He is an Ebira man who hails from Okene, Kogi state.
However, he is likely to emerge as gubernatorial flagbearer under the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, seeking to contest in the upcoming gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
Before his present role, Ahmed Usman Ododo previously served as the head of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service under the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello. He has been actively engaged in the politics of Kogi State and has been a vocal advocate for the development of the state.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
- Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Ahmed Usman Ododo has broad experience in accounting, auditing, and financial management, with a focus on local government administration in Kogi State, Nigeria.
He has served as the Auditor-General for Local Governments in Kogi State, overseeing the financial audit and management of local government councils in the state.
He has a deep understanding of the financial management systems and processes at the local government level, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with financial regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ododo has been known for his diligence and attention to detail in conducting audits, investigations, and financial reviews to uncover irregularities, inefficiencies, and potential areas for improvement.
He provides professional advice to local government councils on financial matters, including budgeting, revenue generation, expenditure control, and financial reporting.
He works closely with local government officials to implement measures aimed at enhancing financial transparency, accountability, and good governance in the management of public funds at the local government level.
- Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
- Member, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
- Member, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Known for his professionalism, and commitment to upholding financial standards.
He has proven to possess good leadership and managerial skills, with a track record of implementing reforms and improving financial management systems at the local government level.
He is also a strong advocate for transparency, accountability, and good governance in local government administration.
Detail-oriented and thorough in conducting audits, investigations, and financial reviews.
Ha also possesses good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with local government officials and stakeholders.
Ahmed Usman Ododo is tipped to be Governor Yahaya Bello’s successor.