Kano State ministry of finance was created in the year 1967 from the defunct Northern Region Government by General Gowan when he was the head of state at the time 12 states were created. It started its operations with 15 numbers of both junior and senior staff cadre, and occupied the old Native Authority (NA)’s office building which is now the present Municipal Local Government Council office complex before finally moved to its present site at Audu Bako Secretariat, Iyaka Road by State Road, Kano.
Kano State Ministry of Finance had 28 commissioners from its inception to date which include the Current Commissioner Hon Aminu Mukhtar Dan’amu who servers the Ministry twice as 27th and now the 29th commissioner.
Hajiya Aisha M. Bello is currently the Accountant General of State.
The current staff strength of the Ministry stands at 880 and are serving at various government ministries, agencies and other extra ministerial departments.
There are three Parastatals under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance and are as follows:
- Kano State Board of Internal Revenue (KBIR) now changed to Kano State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS)
- Kano State Investment and Properties Limited (KSIP)
- Kano State Micro Finance Agencies (KASMA)
To perform its statutory functions efficiently, the ministry was divided into 6 departments, and now 7 which are as follows:
- Administration and General Services
- Planning, Research, Statistics & Debt Management
- Special Assignment
- Revenue, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Inspection and Training
- Final Accounts