President Tinubu Appoints New Auditor-General

Written by on October 21, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Shaakaa Chira as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation, as recommended by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).

This was contained in a statement released on Friday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, saying that the President exercised the powers vested in him by Section 86 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

According to Ngelale, the President approved Chira’s appointment after the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) conducted a screening exercise that identified him as the most qualified candidate who had also scored the highest in the examination amongst all qualified candidates for the office,” the statement read.

He added that President Bola Tinubu expects the new Auditor-General to justify the confidence reposed in him and to live up to the high expectations that Nigerians have concerning the execution of the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.

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