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The Executive Governor of Sokoto State

Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto (born 1 January 1970) is a Nigerian politician who is the governor  of Sokoto State.

He was a former commissioner and was the deputy governor of Sokoto State from 2015 until his resignation in 2018.

Early life and background

Ahmed Aliyu was born on 1 January 1970, in Tudun wada at Sokoto metropolis, Sokoto state, Nigeria. He has worked as a cashier, an auditor and an accountant.

He was deputy director of Finance and Supply, Sabon-Birni Local Government, 1996 to 1998; Director of Finance and Supply, Kebbe Local Chief Accountant Local Government Service Commission, 2004 to 2007.[

He was a two-term Commissioner and the first Executive Secretary of Police Trust Fund (PTF).

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  • Security

  • Health

  • Agriculture

  • Jobs Creation

  • Infrastructure 

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