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2011 Tutu Fellow, Muhammad Sani Dattijo, has been appointed by The World Bank as a member of its Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement.

Dattijo, who has over a decade of experience in development policy formulation, public finance and project implementation, is currently the Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is responsible for designing the fiscal strategy and coordinating the implementation and monitoring of the Kaduna State budget. Prior to his appointment as a Commissioner, he was a Policy Adviser in the Executive Office of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York and a member of the Secretary General’s core team working on Sustainable Development Goals.


The World Bank Advisory Council comprises of representatives from civil society, academia, private sector, government, foundations, and development partners/agencies. Members of the Advisory Council are selected based on their experience in citizen engagement and need to have a track record in achieving improved development outcomes through citizen engagement; their level of representation of constituencies; geographic coverage; and knowledge of World Bank Group operations.