The Presidency has approved the appointment of Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku as the new Accountant-General of the Federation.
The new development follows the recent suspension of Ahmed Idris over allegation of corrupt practices.
Nwabuoku’s appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari was confirmed in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, dated May 20, 2022.
He will function in that capacity pending the outcome of the investigation against Idris for alleged misappropriation of N80 billion public funds by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The New Acing Accountant-General holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Financial Management from the Commonwealth University, Belize.
A statement released by the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, said “Mr. Anamekwe is expected to carry out his duty in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level.
It added that the appointee “was born on 15th October, 1962 to the family of Mr. Robert O. Anamekwe in Shims Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
“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. He assumed duty as Chief Accountant in the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Abuja and served as Head of Accounts Administration.
“Following his promotion to Assistant Director Accounts, he was placed in charge of Funds in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012. He became a Deputy Director (Accounts) in 2012 and was deployed to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) as Supervisory Officer of Ecological Funds Accounts and other related matters. He was promoted to Director (Accounts) in 2017 and was posted to Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He was the Director ( Finance and Accounts) Ministry of Defence, Headquarters, Abuja from May 2019 to March, 2021.
“Currently, he is Director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and presently he is overseeing the office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
“Mr. Anamekwe, who has attended several management courses both locally and internationally, is Fellow, Institute of Chattered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow, Charttered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and member of Nigeria Institute of Management ( NIM).”