Dikko, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was at different times, the Head of the Central Account and Audit Units of the Bureau. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Management and Disbursement in the IFI-financed projects from the International Training Centre, International Labour Organisation, Turin, Italy and Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance from the Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance, London in the United Kingdom.
He joined the Bureau in October 2000 and has worked in various privatisation of enterprises like Savannah Sugar Company, Sunti Sugar Company, National Sugar Companies, Bacita and five subsidiaries of the Nigerian Mining Corporation (NMC).
As a Deputy Director, Dikko was in charge of Budget Design in the Bureau and was the pioneer Finance Manager of the International Development Association (IDA) Unit. He was also part of the team that started the World Bank Privatisation Support Project (PSP) that was implemented by the Bureau and other agencies.
He was a lecturer with the Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina, where he taught Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. He was also with the Katsina State Civil Service, where he served in various capacities with different Ministries and Parastatal as an Accountant. Before joining the Bureau, he was the Financial Controller of the Katsina State Agriculture and Community Development Project (KSACDP) which was supervised by the World Bank.
Dikko is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM) (Chartered) and Chartered Institute of Cost and Management Accountant (ACMA). He is also an Associate Fellow, Institute of Islamic Banking & Insurance (AFIIBI). He also has attended several short courses including “International Procurement” by the International Law Institute (ILI) in Washington D.C which he attended in March 2011. In 2013, he attended the “Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Advanced Auditing and Evaluation” by the London Management School, United Kingdom.
He also attended the “Tally Financial Accounting Programme” by the Tally Institute in Bangalore, India in 2007 and Strategic Management Training Programme by The Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL) at University of South Africa (UNISA), Johannesburg, South Africa in 2008. Similarly, in 2009, he attended the “Training on E-procurement” by Euro Training Limited, Dubai, UAE.
Dikko, who is married with children, likes sports and has played football actively in the past. His hobbies include reading, music, movies and travelling.