Following the ongoing investigation and the suspension of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris, President Buhari has appointed Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the affairs and activities of the office of the Accountant General of the Federation. The appointment of Nwabuoku which is to take place with immediate effect was made public by Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Buhari on new media and digital communications.
According to Ahmad, Nwabuoku will continue to oversee the affairs of the office of the AGF pending the outcome of the investigation on the suspended AGF by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Nigeria’s accountant general, Ahmed Idris, was on Monday, May 16, arrested by the operatives of the EFCC. The anti-graft commission said Idris was arrested over alleged diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80 billion.
According to the EFCC, Idris was arrested after failing to honour the invitations extended to him over the alleged fraudulent acts.