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MR. SALAMI S.A. – DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS

Mr. Sikiru Adeniji Salami was born on 9th February, 1965 to the family of late Chief (Alhaji) and Mrs. Amusa Adebayo Salami in Lagos Island area of Lagos State.

He attended various Institutions of learning namely Oyo State College of Arts & Science, Ile-Ife, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba and Federal University of Technology, Akure wherein he acquired the Higher School Certificate (HSC), University of Cambridge Advance Level Certificate, Bachelor of Science degree in Finance (Banking) and Master of   Business Administration (MBA).

He is a Fellow of a number of professional bodies, among which are the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria.

He joined the service of the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission as Finance Officer II on Salary Grade Level 08 with effect from 1st August, 1987 and his appointment was confirmed with effect from 1st August, 1989. He rose through the ranks to the post of Chief Accountant, Grade Level 14 while in the Local Government Service wherein he occupied several positions such as the Head of Main/Final Accounts; Area Treasurer; Head, Internal Audit and Council Treasurer in various Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State amongst which were Ikeja Local Government, Agege Local Government, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, Coker/Aguda and Ifelodun Local Council Development Areas. His service was transferred to the mainstream of the Lagos State Civil Service with effect from 20th April, 2006 and was posted to the Lagos State Office of the Auditor-General for Local Governments, Oba Akinjobi Street, GRA-Ikeja where he served in various management capacities such as the Head of Intergovernmental Affairs; Salary Control; and Planning, Research & Development Directorates.

At the Office of the Auditor-General for Local Governments, he emerged at various times as the ‘‘Best Officer of the Quarter (Management Category)’’ and “Best Management Staff for the Year” and was duly awarded the Certificates of Meritorious Service, Shield and Prizes to that effect. Among his notable achievements while at the Office of the Auditor-General for Local Governments were the following:-

(a) Initiation/Publication of maiden Edition of the “Lagos Local Governments Indicators (2006-2010)”-A publication of the financial and non-financial statistics of all the Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State.

(b)     Initiation/Publication of the maiden edition of the “Work Plan and Audit Procedures, 2012” and also for Year 2013.

(c)      He initiated and organized various professional trainings in areas of contemporary/emerging topics in the practice of accountancy and finance in conjunction with ICAN, CBN, DFID-GEMS3, Chapel Hill Advisory Services Limited, Lagos State Office of Public-Private Partnership et al for Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas’ Council Chairmen, Council Managers, Council Treasurers, Budget Officers, Internal Auditors and Accountants etc.

He has also attended many professional conferences and courses within the state and nationally.

In April, 2013, he was transferred to the Lagos State Office of the State Auditor-General, where he is currently the Head/Director of the Government Accounts Directorate. He successfully superintended the audit and publication of the LASG Audited Financial Statements for Years 2015 – 2019 and headed the conduct of several investigations in many Agencies in the State.

He is happily married to Mrs. Adetokunbo Abidemi Salami and blessed with children.