President Muhammadu Buhari has, again, sacked the new Acting Accountant-General of the Federation, few weeks after relieving the substantive AGF Ahmed Idris of his position.
Although AGF Idris was accused of alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds to the tune of N80b, the Acting AGF Chukwunyere Anamekwe, it was gathered, was sacked for being too blunt in revealing that FG was, of recent, borrowing to pay salaries in recent public outing, which the FG has been keeping under the sleeves and wouldn’t want to let the public know about while managing the situation. The FG, it was gathered, anchored the sack on alleged corrupt practices of Ag AGF Anamekwe, following EFCC’s allegation that he too, is corrupt and is being investigated.
Anamekwe who was appointed Acting AGF on May 22, 2022, made the controversial remark on FG’s borrowing to pay salaries on June 14.
According to reports, Anamekwe has been replaced with an interim AGF, Mr. Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former TSA (Treasury Single Account) Director, even as the FG has allegedly directed the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Folasade Yemi- Esan, to begin search for substantive AGF, which she has begun by issuing circular to that effect.
In a memo so far by the HoCSF titled “The commencement of a substantive Accountant-General of the Federation”, she directed Permanent Secretaries to forward details of eligible directors on Grade 17 to her on or before 4:00pm on Wednesday, July 6,2022, stressing the qualification of Level 17 officers required for the position.
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