Malam Badamasi Muhammad Musa was born in
Funtua, Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State on 21st June, 1962.
A 1985 graduate of Bayero University, Kano, Badamasi M. Musa acquired B.Sc. Accountancy degree and proceeded to Ibadan, Oyo State where he did his compulsory National Youth Service from September 1985 to August 1986. He became a fulltime member of the National Accountants of Nigeria in September, 1995.
He started his working experience with the Kaduna State Audit Department as Auditor II. At the creation of Katsina State in 1987, he moved to Katsina, the new state capital. He was the Accountant in charge of Housing Loan in the Katsina Housing Authority between November, 1988 and February, 1992.
On return to democratic rule in Nigeria, he was deployed by the Office of the Secretary to the Katsina State Government to the Katsina House of Assembly as Principal Accountant in March 1992. In 1994, he was transferred to the Katsina State Agricultural and Community Development Project (an International Fund for Agricultural Development – IFAD-assisted project) and served as Deputy Financial Controller of the project.
In October 1994, he joined the services of the National
Primary Education Commission which later transformed into the Universal Basic Education Commission. He rose through the ranks from the Principal Internal Auditor, when he joined the Commission, to become the Director, Department of Audit in May 2020.
He has attended several courses which included the United Nations Entrepreneurship Development Workshop
in Jos 1992, Basic Accounting and Financial Management Workshop in 1994, and several Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
(ANAN‟s) Annual Mandatory Continuing Professional Development (MCPD)
Programmes. He also attended the International
Workshop tagged “Innovation in Educational
Technology” at the Silicon Valley, California, USA in 2017.
One of the benefits he got from working with NPEC/UBEC is that Badamasi M. Musa has visited all the states of Nigeria and over 95% of the Local Governments in the country. He is happily married with children.
The Universal Basic Education Commission, which is an agency of the Federal Government, having a self-accounting status has a responsibility under FR1602 (iiii) and FR 1701 to fully constitute an Internal Audit which is a custodian of Internal control to provide a complete and continuous audit of accounts and records of Revenue and Expenditure, assets, allocated and unallocated stores, where applicable. FR1701 defines Internal Audit as a managerial control which functions by measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Internal Control system.
Generally, under FR1703 every Internal Audit, reports directly to the Chief Executive of the organization. Thus, the Department of Internal Audit of the Commission reports directly to the Executive Secretary.
The Department is headed by a Director who is assisted by a Deputy Director. It is made up of two units, namely:
The Audit Department is statutorily saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that administrative and financial controls set by the Management is duly complied with. It also serves as a tool for measuring the adequacy or otherwise of internal controls within the system.
The following were the achievements of the Department of Audit during the year:
The Department faced the following constraints in carrying out its functions:
In the course of the year, the following activities were on-going:
The following activities are being proposed in the Department in future:
The Audit Department achieved much during the year 2020 despite the disruption of some of its activities due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Department is ever ready to address issues of ensuring adequate controls to forestall administrative risks, assets loss and even loss of funds.
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She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.