Senate confirms Ayine as Auditor General

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

The senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Mr. Anthony Ayine as the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).

Mr. Ayine’s confirmation was as a result of his screening and recommendation by the senate committee on public accounts, the report of which was considered and approved by the upper chamber.

Although Mr. Ayine’s appointment was vehemently protested against by some high ranking officials of the AGF’s office, the senators voted overwhelmingly in favour of his confirmation because of his vast experience and capacity to do the job.

The protesters had written to the senate’s public accounts committee (PAC) arguing that Mr. Ayine was not qualified for the job because President Buhari nominated him from the local government council where he had been Auditor General for local governments.

 

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