The Federal Government has appointed Anamekwe Nwabuoku as the acting Accountant General of the Federation.
Nwabuoku’s appointment was conveyed in a letter dated May 20th and signed by Aliyu Ahmed, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
According to the letter, Nwabuoku is expected to carry out his duties in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism.
Nwabuoku holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from CommonWealth University, Belize.
He started his civil service career with the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) and rose to the position of Principal Accountant between 1992 and 1995. He was deployed to the Office of the AGF, Abuja from 1996 to 2001 as Assistant Chief Accountant. He served at the National Assembly, Office of the Senate President from 2001 to 2003 as Special Assistant to the Senate President on Public Affairs and his duties included Advisory Services to the Senate President on Media and other issues.
Meanwhile, he is currently the Director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
His appointment followed the suspension of Ahmed Idris who is being investigated for alleged money laundering to the tune of N80 billion.