The Federal Government has issued a circular to appoint a new and substantive Accountant-General of the Federation. Emanating from the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, The Federal Government said; following the approval of Mr President, the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
However, this is beginning the process of the appointment of a substantive Accountant General of the Federation. All from eligible directors (accountants) in the pool of Accountant General of the Federation. The position is for those who have attained the position of a substantive director; on Level 17 salary grade level by 1st January 2020.
Sources at the Ministry of Finance said permanent secretaries had submitted several lists of eligible directors, (accountants) for consideration for the post. Furthermore, It learnt that eligible directors in the pool of the AGF were jostling to make the list. An unconfirmed source privy to the development said 20 directors have also submitted applications for the top job.
The suspended Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris; will face a disciplinary panel after his court trial, the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, has said.
The ANAN President, Professor Ben Osisioma, said the association was ready to take disciplinary actions against Idris. Who is a member, noting that there would not be any protection for him if he guilty of allegations levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. However, The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed suspended Idris, on May 18, 2022 for allegations bordering on N80bn fraud. Currently, he is prosecuted by the EFCC.