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Corruption allegation: FG drops Anamekwe as Acting Accountant-General, names Sylvis as replacement

Anamekwe was removed when he allegedly said the federal government was borrowing to pay salaries.

The acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Chukwuyere Nwabuoku Anamekwe has been fired and another acting holder of the office has been appointed.

He is Mr Okolieaboh Ezeoke Sylvis, a former Treasury Single Account Director.

Anamekwe was removed when he allegedly said the federal government was borrowing to pay salaries.

Persecondnews reports  that Anamekwe’s removal was also triggered by allegations of corruption by Nigerians against him which is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was appointed Anamekwe was appointed on the May 22 after the Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, was arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds to the tune of N160 billion.

Idris was intercepted in Kano by operatives of EFCC and flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation.

The agency is currently investigating  the diversion of the public funds which was allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts and real estate.

The companies used in laundering the funds have allegedly been linked to family members and associates of the accountant-general.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has announced that it was shopping for a  new AGF.

An indication to this effect was given by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan in a memo to Permanent Secretaries, asking them to forward the CVs of eligible directors on Grade Level 17 for consideration.

She gave a July 6, 2022 (Wednesday) deadline by 4.00pm for the submission of the CVs.





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