Buhari Nominates Aghughu as Auditor General of the Federation


*Seeks senate confirmation of Muruako as FRC chair

By Deji Elumoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Mr. Adolphis Aghughu for appointment as the Auditor-General of the Federation.

Aghughu’s nomination, he said, 8s in consonant Section 86(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

Buhari has therefore submitted the name of Aghughu to the Senate for approval as AuGF.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, in a release on Tuesday

also said the President nominated Victor Muruako for appointment as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission in accordance with provision of section 5(3) of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.

According to him, the letters of nomination of the two nominees have been forwarded to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan for confirmation by the Senate.

Aghughu has been acting as the Auditor-General since the voluntary retirement of Mr. Anthony Ayine from service upon attainment of the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on 25th October 2020.

The Auditor-General designate hails from Edo State and, holds a master’s degree in economics; he is a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, 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.