DR. HASSAN KOFAR-NAISA SULEIMAN, SECRETARY OF PROGRAMME, OFFICE OF THE SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Dr. Hassan Kofar-Naisa Suleiman, a seasoned Administrator and Public Servant, is an indigene of Kano State, born on the 30th of December, 1959.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Bayero University, Kano State, in 1983. He proceeded to Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom for his Master of Arts (Economics) Degree in Health Services Management in 1989 and later obtained a Doctorate Degree in Philosophy, Inter-Sector Planning in 1993 from the same University.
Dr. H.K. Suleiman was appointed the Secretary of Programme in December, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Dr. H.K. Suleiman served in various capacities in the Public Service. Earlier in his career in the Federal Civil Service, he served as an Assistant Secretary II, in 1984 and rose through the ranks to the post of a Director in 2013.
His passion and determination to work in focused and vibrant Organizations whose primary mandate is to support socio-economic well-being of people saw him serving in various capacities in the Hospitals Management Board, Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, National Hospital, Abuja and the Subsidy Reinvestment & Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).
Dr. Suleiman also served in various Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, such as Federal Ministry of Health, Ministry of Police Affairs, Budget Office of the Federation, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, and The Presidency, Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Manufacturing and Private Sector as Special Assistant.
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Institute of Health Services Administrators of Nigeria and Fellow Certified Financial Analyst.
Dr. Suleiman is a profound writer and has many publications to his credit. Some of his publications are: The Scope of Inter-Sectoral Activity between Health Care and Agriculture – Ph.D. Thesis – 1993; Doctors as Managers-2000, Multi-Sectoral Approach to Healthcare Development – 2002, Inter-Agency Relations – 2010, Code of Ethics in Government Business-2001, Monitoring and Evaluation as a Tool for Effective Programme Implementation-2012 and Good Governance, The Nigerian Experience.
Dr. H.K. Suleiman is married with children.