President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Arhotomhenla Adolphus Aghughu for the post of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
The President made this known in a letter he forwarded to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, pursuant to Section 86(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In a statement on Monday in Abuja, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, said that Aghughu has been acting as the Auditor-General since the voluntary retirement of Anthony Mkpe Ayine from service upon attainment of the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on 25th October 2020.
Aghughu, who hails from Edo State, holds a master’s degree in economics. He is a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, and an Associate Member of the 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.
In a related development, President Buhari has nominated Barrister Victor Chinemerem Muruako for appointment as Chairman for the Fiscal Responsibility Commission in accordance with the provision of section 5(3) of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.
Muruako, a legal practitioner and an indigene of Imo State, had served as the Secretary to the Fiscal Responsibility Commission and currently acts as the Chairman of the Commission.
According to Omoworare, the nomination letter was forwarded to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan for confirmation by the Senate.