Aug 18, 2022

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Serious Allegations Emerge as Buhari’s Govt Reportedly Sacks Nigeria’s Acting AGF – Legit.ng

  • Chukwuyere N. Anamekwe, acting Federation Accountant-General (AGF), has reportedly been fired
  • Anamekwe, according to a media source, was replaced by Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former director of the TSA.
  • According to the source, Anamekwe has been removed from office due to an ongoing investigation by the EFCC

Abuja – A report by The Nation indicates that Chukwuyere N. Anamekwe, Acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF ) , has been removed from office.

According to the publication, Anamekwe has been replaced by Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, who, as a former director of the Treasury Single Account (TSA ).

A source told the newspaper that the federal government is looking for a new AGF.

Consistent with this, the head of the öf Public Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Folasad e Yemi-Esan has issued a circular to Permanent Secretaries to provide her with details of suitable Class 17 Directors before Wednesday 6 July at 16:00.

Outlining the qualifications of Level 17 officers who are eligible for the post, part of the memo read:

“Those desiring the position of Substantive Director (Grade 17) on or before January 1, 2020 and not retiring into service before December 31, 2024 are eligible to participate in the selection process, while officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are excluded are.”

Reasons for Anamekwe’s replacement

It was noted that Anamekwe’s dismissal followed allegations that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

D It was also reported that the government disagreed with his allegations that it was borrowing to pay salaries.

Accountant-General of Federat Ion suspended from office over alleged $80 billion in fraud

Ahmed Idris, the former General Accountant of the Federation, had been suspended indefinitely by Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

In a letter dated May 18, 2022, Ahmed said the suspension “without pay” should allow for a “fair and unhindered investigation” in accordance with public service regulations.

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He was not expected to come into the office or contact any officer in his office except for a possible disciplinary hearing.

Source: Legit.ng