Sat. Jun 19th, 2021

Buhari Appoints Aghughu As New Auditor-General

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BY Victoria Ogunrinde

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr Arhotomhenla Adolphus Aghughu for appointment as the Auditor-General of the Federation.

His nomination was pursuant to Section 86(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Mr Adolphus has been acting as the Auditor-General since the voluntary retirement of Mr Anthony Mkpe Ayine from service upon attainment of the mandatory retirement age of 60 (sixty) years on 25th October 2020.

The Auditor-General, whose nomination is awaiting Senate confirmation is an indigene of Ewatto, Edo State.

He holds a Master’s degree in Economics; he is a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Associate member of Chartered Institute of Taxation.

He became an Auditor in the Office of the Auditor-General in 1992 and was promoted to the rank of Director of Audit in January 2016.

Also awaiting Senate confirmation is the nomination of Barr. Victor Chinemerem Muruako as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission by President Buhari.

His nomination was in accordance with provision of section 5(3) of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.

Barr. Muruako, a legal practitioner, had served as the Secretary to the Fiscal Responsibility Commission and currently acts as the Chairman of the Commission. He is from Imo State.

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