The Federal Government has issued a circular for the appointment of a new and substantive Accountant-General of the Federation.
In a circular dated June 21, 2022, emanating from the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Federal Government said, “Following the approval of Mr President, the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation is commencing the process of the appointment of a substantive Accountant General of the Federation from eligible directors, (accountants) in the pool of Accountant General of the Federation.”
The position, according to the circular obtained by newsmen, is for those who have attained the position of substantive director on Level 17 salary grade level on or before 1st January 2020.
Sources at the Ministry of Finance said permanent secretaries had submitted several lists of eligible directors, (accountants) for consideration for the post.
It was further learnt that eligible directors in the pool of the AGF were jostling to make the list.
An unconfirmed source privy to the development said no fewer than 20 directors have also submitted applications for the top job.
However, newsmen could not confirm this as the spokesman for the Accountant-General of the Federation, Henshaw Ogubuike, neither answered his calls nor replied to a message sent to him.