President Buhari Appoints New Accountant General

President Buhari has appointed a serving director in the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Ahmed Idris, as the new Accountant General of the Federation.

The appointment was made known by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, through a statement by his Director of Communications, Haruna Imrana, June 25th.

The statement in part reads “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Idris as the Accountant General of the Federation. The appointment takes immediate effect from 25th of June 2015.

Idris who 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.

The position of AGF became vacant after the former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, resigned on June 12.

The Office of the Head of Service later conducted examinations for prospective candidates for the position which was attended by all Directors of Finance and Accounts and some in the Audit department, from all the Ministries.

Credit: theheraldng

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