The Head of Service

Sani Garba Shuni MNIM
(Ajiyan Shuni)
The Head of Civil Service,
Sokoto State, Nigeria.

Sani Garba Shuni was born on the 31st December 1962 in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Nigeria. He attended Qur’anic school in Dange Shuni before enrolling at Shuni JNI Primary School in 1967 and graduated in 1973. He then moved to Kanta College Argungu in 1973 and graduated in 1978. His journey into higher education started with State College of Arts and Science (SCAS), Sokoto between 1979 and 1980 and again 1980 to 1982 where he obtained WAEC and IJMB certificates respectively.

Between 1982 to 1985 he was admitted into Bayero University, Kano, where he bagged a Bachelors Degree in Political Sciences. In his quest to attain the pinnacle of administrative techniques, he enrolled and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration at the Prestigious Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto State. Sani Garba shuni did his NYSC in former Bendel State, where he taught at Idjere Grammer School in Jesse, located in Ethiope West Local Government area in the current Delta State.

The Ajiyan Shuni started his Civil Service career in 1986 in Sokoto State and served in various capacities as a Public relations Officer, Senior Personnel Officer, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Director Personnel Management, Director Personnel Management and later Director Administration. He served in various committees at State, Local and Regional levels and committed himself to service for the betterment of Sokoto State and Nigeria as a whole.

He was later elevated to the rank of Permanent Secretary under the state civil service. He served in the same capacity at the Department for Youth and Students Matters; Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning; Ministry of Science and Technology; Department for Rural Water Supply; Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Sokoto Urban and Regional Planning Board; Establishment and Pension Matters, which is under the Office of the Head of Civil Service; Ministry of Agriculture and later Ministry of Works and Transport. His strong commitment to service drew the attention of both the society and the government in identifying his unique attributes, which are prerequisite for any purposeful leader.

On Thursday 12 June 2020, he was appointed also sworn in as the news Head of Civil Service, Sokoto State by His Excellency the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (CFR), (Mutawallen Sokoto).

Sani Garba Shuni is a renown technocrat that prioritizes discipline, due process and commitment to service as the core principles required for effective service delivery. He has attended several symposiums, workshops, seminars and conferences on leadership, Management and Administration across Nigeria and abroad. He is a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). As a result of his contributions towards development of traditional institutions across the state, he was conferred with the traditional title of Ajiyan Shuni and turburned by the district head of Shuni in 2005. Sani Garba Shuni, the Head of Civil Service Sokoto State is happily married and blessed with children.