AGF: Perm-sec submits 20 names for consideration

FCT, Abuja No fewer than 20 directors are in line to replace the embattled former accountant-general of the federation, Ahmed Idris who was recently fired issued bordering on an alleged N80 billion fraud.

As reported by the PUNCH newspaper, the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation issued a circular confirming that processes had commenced the search for a new substantive AGF. gathered that only those directors that have attained level 17 in the civil service on or before 1st January 2020 will be considered for the role.

It is also believed that the permanent secretary at the ministry of finance has submitted several lists for consideration.

However, as the hunt for a new AGF continues, the Daily Trust newspaper reported that Mr Sylva Okolieaboh, a director at the Treasury Single Account (TSA) department, has replaced Chukwuyere Anamekwe as the acting Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).

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As recalled by the newspaper, Anamekwe was appointed to oversee the accountant general’s office amid a probe into allegations of N80 billion fraud linked to Ahmed Idris, the former AGF who was suspended by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed

However, a few weeks ago, reports emerged that Anamekwe was under the radar of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over corruption allegations, a possible reason why he has been replaced.


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