President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Idris as the new Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), a statement said.
The statement on Thursday, signed by Haruna Imrana, the Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, said the appointment took effect immediately.
“`The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Barrister Danladi Kifasi who announced the appointment said that the appointment is with effect from 25th of June 2015,” the statement said.
It said the new AGF who hails from Kano State, was born on Nov. 25, 1960, and was until his appointment, the Director of Finance and Accounts, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
The position of AGF became vacant after the former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, resigned on June 12.
The Office of the Head of Service later conducted examinations for prospective candidates for the position.
All Directors of Finance and Accounts and some in the Audit department, from all the Ministries, numbering over 60, attended the first round of examination.
A source at the HOS office told PREMIUM TIMES that about 20 eligible candidates were eventually dropped after the first sitting.
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