President Buhari sends names of nominees for auditor-general, Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission to Senate
President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Adolphis Aghughu as the new Auditor-General of the Federation in line with section 86 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, President Buhari has forwarded Aghughu name to the Senate for approval.
The President has also nominated Victor Muruako for appointment as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission in accordance with the provision of section 5(3) of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.
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The letters of the nomination of both Aghughu and Muruako were sent to to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan for confirmation by the Senate on Tuesday.
Aghughu has been acting as the Auditor-General since the voluntary retirement of Anthony Ayine from service upon attainment of the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on October 25, 2020.
The Auditor-General designate is from Edo State and, holds a master’s degree in economics and a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.
He is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Associate member of Chartered Institute of Taxation.
He became an Auditor in the Office of the Auditor-General in 1992 and was promoted to the rank of Director of Audit in January 2016.
On his part, Muruako, a legal practitioner who had served as the Secretary to the Fiscal Responsibility Commission and currently acts as the Chairman of the Commission is from Imo State.