Florence Anyanwu has been appointed as the acting Auditor-General of the Federation. Her appointment was approved by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) on Tuesday, June 7. This was contained in a statement issued by Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, the chief press secretary, Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation in Abuja, NAN reports. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) had directed the FCSC to appoint the most senior director as Auditor-General in acting capacity, pending the appointment of a substantive auditor-general within three months.
Before her appointment, Anyanwu was the director of audit in-charge of Legislature, Judiciary and Security Agencies Department of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation. Anyanwu, who joined the OAuGF in 1984 as Auditor 1, and became Director of Audit in 2011 has more than 32 years’ experience as a professional auditor. “She earned her membership of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria in 2004 and was conferred a fellow in 2013. “She is also a member of Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria, 2011, and Nigeria Institute of Management in 2004,” the statement read. Anyanwu was appointed due to the retirement of Samuel Ukura, who attained the mandatory age of 60 years on June 5, 2016. Ukura, who was appointed in 2010, was born on June 5, 1956.