Second round of exams to select new accountant general underway

Officials in the office of the Head of Service of the Federation are to conduct a second round of examinations to select a new Accountant General of the Federation.

The first round of the test held on Monday at the conference hall of the office of the Head of Service at the federal secretariat complex Abuja.

All Directors of Finance and Accounts and some in the Audit department in all the Ministries, numbering over 60 attended the first round of examination.

A source at the HOS office said about 20 eligible candidates were eventually dropped after the first sitting.

The position of AGF became vacant after the former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, resigned.

President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed a Director in the office of AGF, Mohammed Kyari, as the acting AGF pending the appointment of a substantive Accountant General of the federation.

“Subsequently, the other 40 candidates were moved to a different location in Garki district where they still undertook that round of exams,” he said.

He also said Monday’s exams took over five hours to complete.

“They would all converge in the same venue today (Tuesday) and those who were not successful in the second exam would be dropped, while the others who made it to the final round will take their last tests,” he said.

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