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Umar Namadi Dammodi Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth



 Umar Namadi Dammodi Biography Family Education Career and Net Worth
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In this piece, chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Malam Umar Namadi Dammodi.


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Malam Umar Namadi Dammodi is the governor-elect of Jigawa state and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was elected while serving as the state’s deputy governor.



He is a chartered accountant and the founder of Umar & Co Chartered Accountants firm based in Kano.



Dammodi was born on April 7, 1963 in Kafin-Hausa town of Kafin-Hausa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.



Dammodi was born into a family of religious scholars (his grandfather was the Chief Imam of Kafin-Hausa).




Dammodi started his education at Kafin Hausa Central Primary School (along with the traditional Qur’anic and Islamiyya education) from where he proceeded to Mallam Madori Teachers College where he obtained his Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1982.


In 1984, he sat for an A Level Certificate examination and passed with good grades, aiding him to secure admission for undergraduate studies at the Bayero University, Kano where he graduated with a BSc in Accounting in 1987, and, later, bagged an MBA from the same institution.



After graduation, Dammodi served a mandatory scheme, National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Makurdi, Benue State, where he worked as an Audit Assistant at Egwu Oga & Co. auditing firm.


Between 1988 and 1994, he held various positions working with an auditing firm Abdu Abdurrahim & Co. Chartered Accountants, based in Kano, which includes Audit Management and Consultancy Services.


He worked briefly at the National Board for Community Banks where he held the rank of Principal Inspection Officer and moved to Kaduna Textiles Limited where he served in various capacities.


As his career progressed, Dammodi moved to the Dangote Group of Companies where he rose from the rank of Assistant General Manager of Finance to occupy a higher position of Financial Controller in both the Dangote Sugar Refinery and Dangote Group.


After a stint in the private sector, he deployed his expertise and experience to the public sector. Between 2006 and 2013, he worked with National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a General Manager of Finance & Accounts and General Manager of Contribution Management Department.



He then left public service to dive into commercial and private practice as Managing Partner Namadi, Umar & Co. Chartered Accountants; Chairman/CEO Danmodi Food Processing Limited (Rice Millers); Chairman and CEO Danmodi Farms Limited Executive Officer.



Before his ascension as the Deputy Governor of Jigawa State in 2019, Dammodi had served as Commissioner of Finance and Economic planning in the state from 2015-2019 where he championed several innovations in the management of the state’s finances, improving the efficiency and transparency.



His functions as a deputy governor includes;

  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)
  • Directorate of Economic Empowerment
  • Chairman, State Action Committee on HIV/AIDs (SACA)
  • Chairman, State Boundary Committee
  • Chairman, State Border Region Development Committee
  • Chairman, State Taskforce Committee on Polio Eradication
  • Chairman, State Special Intervention Programme ( Npower)
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Governor


Dammodi’s Net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.

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