Tinubu appoints Shaakaa Chira new Auditor-General of the Federation

President Bola Tinubu signs a document.

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Shaakaa Chira as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation, as recommended by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC).

A statement by Ajuri Ngelale on Friday, said the President approved Chira’s appointment after the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) conducted a screening exercise that identified him as the most qualified candidate who had also scored the highest in the examination amongst all qualified candidates for the office.

He said the president expects the new Auditor-General to justify the confidence reposed in him and to live up to the high expectations that Nigerians have concerning the execution of the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.

He also noted that the president simply exercised his powers vested in him by Section 86 of the 1999 Constitution as Amended.