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Transparency group seeks Buhari’s intervention in new accountant-general selection 

A transparency group, the National Intervention Group of Nigeria (NIGN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the selection process of a substantive Accountant-General…

A transparency group, the National Intervention Group of Nigeria (NIGN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the selection process of a substantive Accountant-General of the Federation.

Okolieaboh Sylva has been acting as the head of the agency following the suspension of a former accountant general, Ahmed Idris, who is facing corruption charges to the tune of N80 billion.

NIGN’s coordinator, Akinloye Oyeniyi, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, said findings by the group showed that the process of selecting a new accountant general is being undermined five months after a presidential directive to that effect.

He said the plan to extend the selection process to the first quarter of next year after eight directors (accountants) in the Office of the Accountant General had been interviewed and screened for the job aroused suspicion and was quite disturbing.

Oyeniyi, therefore, urged President Buhari not to relent on his anti-corruption drive by ensuring that the selection process, which started since last June, is not stalled.