By Emmanuel Uffot
Ahead of the Re-constitution of his new cabinet, President Muhammadu Buhari has made his second major appointment with the re-appointment of the Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris. The first was the re-appointment of Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The announcement of Idris re-appointment was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Communications, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Wunmi Ogunmosunle, on behalf of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita yesterday Wednesday June 19.
According to the statement Idris’ letter which was signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation noted that the re-appointment of Idris as the Accountant General of the Federation was in accordance with Section 171 of the 1999 Constitution.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr Ahmed Idris for the second and final term of four years as Accountant General of the Federation in accordance with Section 171 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”
The appointment of Idris as the AGF is coming three weeks after the inauguration of President Buhari as the President for second term.
President Buhari first appointed Idris in June 2015, until then he was Director of Finance and Account at the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. He had also served as Director of Finance and Accounts at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) headquarters, Abuja
According to Ogunmosunle, the appointment of Idris would take effect from June 25, 2019.