President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved Mr Shaakaa Chira’s appointment as the substantive Auditor-General of the Federation.
Presidential spokesman Ajuri Ngelale announced this in a statement on Friday.
He said the appointment was made to exercise powers vested in Tinubu by Section 86 of the 1999 Constitution (Amended).
Ngelale said the president approved Chira’s appointment after the Federal Civil Service Commission conducted a screening exercise that identified him as the most qualified candidate who had also scored the highest in the examination amongst all eligible candidates for the office.
“President Bola Tinubu 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,” the statement added.
Politics Nigeria gathered that Chira from Taraba state edged out Valentine Chikwe from Imo state and Mrs Dabel Jihatu from Plateau state to get the position.