The federal government has invited eligible candidates to apply for the position of a substantive Accountant-General of the federation.
The processes to fill the position commenced via a circular referenced HCSF/PS/CMO/193/03 and entitled “Commencement of the process of appointment of a substantive Accountant general of the federation” by the Head of the Civil Service of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan.
She requested eligible applicants to submit their applications on or before July 6, 2022.
The call for suitably qualified applicants to fill the role became necessary after Idris Ahmed, erstwhile Accountant General of the federation was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N80 billion fraud.
Idris was subsequently suspended by Minister for Finance Zainab Ahmed, while Anamekwe Nwabuoku was appointed in an acting capacity.
In the circular dated June 21, 2022, Yemi-Esan noted that the process was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the role is open to all directors and accountants in the service who are not re-ring before the end of 2024.
“Following the approval of Mr President, the office of the head of the civil service of the federation is commencing the process of the appointment of a substantive accountant general of the federation from eligible directors (accountant) in the pool of accountant general of the federation,” the circular stated.
“Consequently, all accountants in the mainstream federal civil service in the pool of accountant general of the federation who have attained the position of substantive director (Salary Grade 17) on or before 1st January 2020 and [are] not retiring from the service earlier than 31st December 2024, are eligible to participate in the exercise.
“Officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are however excluded from the exercise,” the circular added.
“Permanent secretaries are therefore requested to forward the following to facilitate the process; list of eligible directors on SGL 17, confidential and personal files of all eligible directors, five copies of curriculum vital of each of the eligible directors, brief on each of the eligible directors in the attached format to be produced in Microsoft Word and in both hard (5 copies) and soft copies. Soft copies are to be sent via email to email@example.com and also in a flash drive.
“The documents above must reach the office of the permanent secretary, career management office (CMO), office of the head of the civil service of the federation, Block A, 4th Floor. federal secretariat complex, phase II on or before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.”