The Secretary to the State Government

Hon Saidu Umar
(Mallam Ubandoma)
Secretary to the State Government (SSG)

Mallan Saidu Umar [Mallan Ubandoman Sokoto] started his early Islamic education under the tutelage of his Father and further coached in Qur’anic and Islamic jurisprudence by not only renowned Islamic scholars within his family ancestry but by other prominent Ulumas within and outside Sokoto metropolis. He started his elementary school at the foremost Sokoto Capital School along Birnin Kebbi Road and later did his post basic education at Federal Government College Sokoto. He proceeded to the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University for his undergraduate degree and later did a postgraduate degree program at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. He attended both local and foreign strategic and advanced managerial courses and have to his credit Fellowship of many professional bodies. In recognition of his special and superlative contributions to socioeconomic development of his people, the Commonwealth University in the United Kingdom confers on him the venerated Honorary Doctorate Degree on 15 August 2019. In fact, he is one of the few intellectuals worldwide, identified and selected by the leading international institution for the conferment of this honorary doctorate degree.

Functions of SSG’s Office

The office of the Secretary to the State Government is responsible for coordinating the activities of all the ministries, non-ministries and extra ministries of the state.

Coordinates the activities of Commissions and Committees set up by Government.

Coordinates National and State Ceremonies including the Democracy day, Armed Forces Remembrance Week, Independence Day Celebrations.

Security matters and petitions and appeals to the Governor.

Protocol matter, state visits/functions.
Emergencies and disaster cases and relief management.

Labour and industrial relation matters
Preparation of Memoranda, Notes and Minutes for Executive Council
Liaison with Federal Ministries and Agencies, States, Non Governmental organizations, and international agencies
Liaise with government at the local Government Areas and Liaison Offices
Handling of matters of Nigerian Citizenship, Titles of honour and Decorations
instruments, regulations, legal notices, and Prerogative of Mercy.

Archiving of Government White papers on conclusions and Reports of Commissions of Inquiry, Committees and panels,
National Youth Service Corp Matters
Carrying out such other specific assignment/responsibilities as the Governor may from time to time direct.