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Tinubu appoints new Auditor-General of the Federation; Confirms Adeniyi’s appointment as CG Customs

By Ismail Abdulaziz/Okon Okon

Abuja, Oct. 20, 2023

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr. Shaakaa Chira as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation.

A statement by Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale said that the appointment was based on the powers vested on Tinubu by Section 86 of the 1999 Constitution (Amended).

He said that the President approved Chira’s appointment after the Federal Civil Service Commission confirmed him as the most qualified candidate out of those screened.

Chira also scored the highest marks in the examination conducted for the office.

Ngelale said that the President tasked the new Auditor-General to justify the confidence reposed in him and live up to the expectations of Nigerians.

 Also, President Tinubu has approved the confirmation of the appointment of Adewale Adeniyi  as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Mr. Willie Bassey, Director Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the President tasks Adeniyi to bring his wealth of experience to bear on his new assignment.
“The appointment takes effect from  Oct. 19 and his tenure is in accordance with the extant provisions of the Public Service Rules (PSR). ”

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