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Tinubu approves appointment of substantive Auditor-General, confirms Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, others

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, approves new appointments of substantive heads of Auditor-General of the Federation, Nigeria Customs Service, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and another health agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, Friday , October 20, 2023, approved the appointment of Mr. Shaakaa Chira as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation, following  the recommendation of the Federal Civil Service Commission.

ConsumerConnect reports Chira now replaces Andrew Onwudili, a Director overseeing the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued Friday said: “By powers vested in him by Section 86 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), the President approved Mr. Chira’s appointment after the Federal Civil Service Commission conducted a screening exercise that identified Mr. Chira as the most qualified candidate who had also scored the highest in the examination amongst all qualified candidates for the office.”

In a related development, President Tinubu also confirmed the appointment of Mr. Adewale Adeniyi as the substantive Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Adeniyi has replaced Col. Hameed Ali (Retd.), whom former President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed to lead the agency since 2015.

Willie Bassey, Director of Press, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Friday inna statement announced Adeniyi’s appointment as the new CG of the Nigeria Customs.

Similarly, the Nigerian  President approved the appointment of two new Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of agencies under the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

Ngelale also confirmed the development in a statement late Friday.

While Dr. Muyi Aina serves as the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Kelechi Ohiri becomes the Director-General/CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

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