JUST IN: Buhari Appoints Account-General Of The Federation
President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the appointment of a new Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Premium Times reports.
The announcement was revealed through a statement signed by Haruna Imrana, the Director Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on Thursday.
Ahmed Idris was named the new AGF.
The statement reads: “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 also revealed that Idris 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.
Former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, resigned on June 12 and the Office of the Head of Service later conducted examinations for prospective candidates for the position.
It was learnt that all Directors of Finance and Accounts and some in the Audit department, from all the Ministries in the counrty numbering over 60, attended the first round of examination.
A source at the HOS said about 20 eligible candidates were dropped after the first sitting.
President Buhari is however yet to name the ministers in his cabinet. It is believed that the president is still deliberating on whether to reduce the number of ministries in the country to 19 in accordance with the recommendation of the transition committee.