The acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Chukwuyere Anamekwe, has been removed from office.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY gathered that he was replaced two weeks ago with Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former TSA (Treasury Single Account) Director.
According to a report by the Nation, Anamekwe’s removal, from office, may not be unconnected with allegations that he was being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Media also said that the government was not comfortable with his revelation that it was borrowing to pay salaries.
Anamekwe who was appointed as acting AGF on May 22 following the arrest of former AGF, Ahmed Idris by the EFCC over corruption allegations, made the controversial revelation on government borrowing to pay salaries on June 14. He was later replaced seven days after.
The Nation quoting a source said that the Federal Government has commenced a search for a new AGF.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan has issued a circular to that effect.
In a memo titled: “Commencement of the process of appointment of a substantive Accountant-General of the Federation”, the HoCSF directed permanent secretaries to forward details of eligible directors on Grade 17 to her on or before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
The memo stated the qualification of level 17 officers qualified for the position.
“Those who have attained the position of Substantive Director (Grade 17) on or before January 1, 2020, and are not retiring from the service earlier than December 31, 2024, are eligible to participate in the selection process while officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are excluded”, it added.