By Bassey Udo
The Federal Government has appointed Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the affairsof the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
The apointment announced on Sunday in a letter dated May 20, 2022 and signed by the Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, followed the indefinite suspension from office of the incombent occupier of the office, Ahmed Idris.
Idris’s suspension followed his arrest and the ongoing investigation by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)for alleged financial impropriety.
The letter by the Permanent Secretary said Nwabuoku’s appointment would pend the outcome of the investigation by the EFCC.
In this position, Nwabuoku would be expected to carry out his duties “in strict compliance with extant rules and observe the highest sense of professionalism expected of an officer working at his level”.
He was born on October 15, 1962 to the family of Robert O. Anamekwe in Shims Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu, and Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Financial Management from Common Wealth 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. 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), Nwabuoku was 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 the 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 the Director, Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, overseeing the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Nwabuoku, 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).
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