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mamman saba jibril



The Secretary to the State Government is directly responsible to the Governor of Kwara State and carries out the following functions:

  • Coordinates the work of the Ministries/Departments and Agencies of Government

  • Coordinates the activities of Commissions and Committees of Enquiry set up by the Government
  • Coordinates appointments to all Boards, Councils, Corporations, Government Parastatals and other political appointments
  • National and State Ceremonies including the Democracy Day, Armed Forces Remembrance Week, Nigerian Legion Affairs, Independence Day Celebrations
  • Admission into Nigerian Defense Academy, Naval College, Military Schools, National Directorate of Employment and all recruitment affairs relating to the three arms of the armed forces
  • 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 organisations, and international agencies
  • Liaises with the government at the Local Government Areas and Liaison Offices
  • Handling of matters of Nigerian Citizenship, Titles of honour and Decorations.
  • Liaison with the Ministry of Justice and other Ministries/Departments in matters relating to the preparation and signing of bills.
  • 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 assignments/responsibilities as the Governor may from time to time direct namely


Dr. Mamman Saba Jibril, who hails from Dumagi in Edu local government area of Kwara State, was born 4th of October 1960 and started his education in L.E.A Primary school, Dumagi. He then proceeded to Lafiagi Secondary school from 1973-1978.

For his higher education, he studied at Kwara State College of Education Ilorin from 1979-1982 and Bayero University, Kano, between 1987 and 1990 where he bagged B.Sc. Geography, and an M.Sc. Geography & Planning in 1995 at the University of Lagos, Yaba-Akoka. Dr Mamman bagged his Ph.D. in Geography, specialising in Remote Sensing Application at the Federal University of Technology Minna.

His work experiences includes visiting lecturer IBB University, Lapai, Niger State; visiting lecturer Kaduna State University, Kaduna; visiting lecturer Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano; Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Kaduna State.

Dr. Mamman Saba Jibril was also Head of Department, Department of Geography, Chairman, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Welfare Committee, Representative of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the Faculty of Science Board of Examiners. Dr. Mamman Saba Jibril is also a prolific writer and has contributed actively to many local and international journals of repute.

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