President Tinubu Appoints Shaakaa Chira as Auditor-General of the Federation
President Bola Tinubu on Friday approved the appointment of Mr. Shaakaa Chira as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation, as recommended by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the President said he approved Chira’s appointment after the FCSC conducted a screening exercise that identified him as the most qualified candidate who had also scored the highest in the examination amongst all qualified candidates for the office.
The statement, titled “President Tinubu appoints new Auditor-General of the federation,” said the President expects Chira to justify the confidence reposed in him and to live up to the high expectations that Nigerians have concerning the execution of the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.
The Auditor-General of the Federation is the head of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, which is responsible for auditing the public accounts of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The position is a very important one, as it plays a crucial role in ensuring financial transparency and accountability in the government.
Chira is a seasoned accounting professional with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN). He has held various senior positions in the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, including Director of Audit (Public Accounts) and Director of Audit (Revenue).
His appointment as Auditor-General of the Federation is a welcome development, and it is hoped that he will bring his wealth of experience and expertise to bear in the execution of his duties.
He is tasked with ensuring that the government’s financial resources are managed prudently and that all public funds are accounted for.