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FG appoints acting Accountant General of the Federation

Following the ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) for financial impropriety, the federal government has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office.

In a letter dated May 20, 2022, and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the appointment is pending the outcome of the investigation.

In this position, Mr Nwabuoku is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.

Mr Nwabuoku holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from Common Wealth University, Belize.

He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995.

Currently, he is Director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Mr Nwabuoko, who has attended several management courses both locally and internationally, is Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and member of Nigeria Institute of Management ( NIM).

Reporting by Biodun Dare: Editing by Daniel Adejo and Tony Okerafor