Buhari picks new Accountant-General
By Collins MBAKWE
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Anamekwe Nwabuoku as the acting Accountant General of the Federation.
Nwabuoku’s appointment is coming in the wake of an investigation into the Former Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris over N80 billion fraud.
Idris is currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Announcing the appointment on Social media, Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad tweeted;
“Mr. Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku has been appointed to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, pending the outcome of the EFCC investigation of the suspended AGF, Ahmad Idris,”.
Nwabuoku’s appointment was also confirmed in a letter dated May 20th, 2022, and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning.
Anamekwe possesses a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu and a 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.