After the suspension of the Accountant-General of the federation, Ahmed Idris the federal government of Nigeria has appointed Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to take over.
Before the appointment, Anamekwe served in the capacity of the Inspectorate Office of the Accountant-General. Within 2001 and 2003, He served in the Office of the Senate President as Special Assistant on Public Affairs. While serving at the office of the Senate President, Anamekwe also oversaw media and consultation duties.
A statement from the Permanent Secretary (Finance), Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr. Aliyu Ahmed confirmed the apportionment. Detail from the statement reveals that Nwabuoku will continue to serve due to the ongoing trial of the AGF.
Furthermore, the Ministry beseeched Anamekwe to discharge his duties with sincerity and professionalism. The ministry further encouraged him to step up his commitment to match the demands of the office of AGF.
Recall that the AGF, Ahmed Idris is currently facing questions at the headquarters of EFCC over the misappropriation of N80 billion. Due to the ongoing trial, the AGF is currently serving a suspension with a warning to refrain from attending to official duties.
Recently, news about the misappropriation of close to N80bn surfaced with heavy links to the office of the Accountant-General. The development prompted the commission to send an invitation to Mr. Ahmed Idris. A call he refused to honor until his arrest.
Meanwhile, Anamekwe hails from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area in Imo State, Nigeria. Born on October 15, 1962, Anamekwe bagged a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu. He also holds a Master of Science in Financial Management from Common Wealth University, Belize.