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FG Sacks Anamekwe As Acting Accountant General, Replaces Him

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FG Sacks Anamekwe As Acting Accountant General, Replaces Him

A Director at the Treasury Single Account (TSA) department, Sylva Okolieaboh, has replaced Chukwuyere Anamekwe as acting accountant-general of the federation.

An insider told TheCable on Monday that Okolieaboh’s appointment followed an “in-house reshuffle exercise”.

A few weeks ago, Charity Reporters had reported that Anamekwe who emerged as Accountant General of Federation was “under the radar of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over corruption allegations”.

Earlier, in May, the news media reported that Anamekwe was appointed amid a probe into allegations of N80billion fraud linked to Ahmed Idris, former accountant-general of the federation.

Last month, Anamekwe claimed that Nigeria is borrowing money to pay salaries.

“We have to borrow to augment payment of salaries and wages. This shows we are in very difficult times. Government income is highly challenged,” Nwabuoku had said.

The government was said to be unsettled by his comments.

According to information gathered by Charity Reporters, Okolieaboh is a chartered accountant and fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

His interests include public financial management (PFM), financial reporting, cash management/Treasury Single Account, revenue/collections management, expenditure and management internal control.

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