Ismaila: An Administrator Per Excellent

Indeed, Nigeria is a blessed country with distinct and outstanding personalities across board. This is evidence in the profile of Isiyaka Ismaila who has kept his nose to grindstone as an administrator, diplomat and seasoned accountant in active service to his fatherland at different capacities. Capitalwatch Media takes a view.

Hails from Numan in Adamawa State, Isiyaka Ismaila holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration; and International Affairs and Diplomacy respectfully, as well as other professional certifications which include a Post Graduate Professional Diploma in Accounting and Certified National Account (CAN).

Having served in the Banking/Private Sector for over decades, Ismaila joined the Public Service in September 2008 as a Deputy Director, Finance. He then rose to become a Director in August 2017 as well as the Head of the Treasury Department of the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

With his vast background in the field of financial management, the seasoned accountant and administrator has in his discharge of duties as a civil servant stands tall among equals.
More so in his fervent pursuit for excellence, Isiyaku Ismaila backed a Fellow and Member of several professional bodies like the Forensic and Investigative Auditors, the African Business School, the association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), the Institute of Fraud Examiners, the Institute of Treasury Management, the charted institute of Bankers of Nigeria, the Joint Tax Board of Federation, the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria and an Association Member of the Charted Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Ismaila has been pulling out all the stops as Manager of Finances, and has always maintained a strong compliance policy to the Public Service Financial Regulation and has been in the forefront of the campaign to improve the revenue drive of the Administration’s Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (ADAS).

On this regard, due to his hard work and exemplary performance, Isiyaku Ismaila is a recipient of various accolades and awards like the Distinguished Merit Award. Nigeria College of Accountancy Alumni Association, the distinguished Membership Award of ANAN, Merit Award by the CBN clearing House Kaduna and a Commendation from the Habib Nigeria Bank Limited for foiling a fraud attempt in 1995.

Furthermore, Ismaila’s performance and his Department was lauded by the Honorable Minister of FCT when he expressed satisfaction with the prompt manner in which payment of salaries and emoluments of workers is done as well as payment of pensioners and contractors. The Honorable Minister also commended the Ismaila for sanitizing the payment procedures which now ensures that matured bills are paid as and when due without unnecessary bottlenecks and encumbrances.