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Onwudili assumes duty as acting Auditor-General for the Federation

By Joseph Chibueze, Abuja
19 September 2022   |   3:19 pm
The Federal Government has appointed Mr Andrew Ogochukwu Onwudili, as the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) in an acting capacity.

Andrew Ogochukwu Onwudili

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Andrew Ogochukwu Onwudili, as the Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) in an acting capacity.

He takes over from Mr Aghughu Adolphus Arhotomhenla who retired recently.

A letter from the Federal Civil Service Commission, dated September 7, 2022, conveying the appointment, said Mr Onwudili being the most senior director in the office of the Auditor-General for the Federation has been appointed to oversee the office of the Auditor-General pending the appointment of a substantive Auditor-General for the Federation.

Before his present appointment, Mr Onwudili was the Director Overseeing Audit, at the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF).

He started his career at the Ekiti Akoko Agricultural Development project during his National Youth Service in Ikole Ekiti, Ondo State in 1985.

He also held a temporary appointment at the Audit Department of the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry between 1986 and 1987.

He joined the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria as a Senior Auditor and has progressed swiftly in his career to Director of Audit, Extra-Ministerial Audit Department in the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation as a frontrunner and member of management alongside with other Directors of Audit in the OAuGF before his appointment as Director Overseeing of Audit and acting Auditor-General for the Federation.

The Acting Auditor-General for the Federation in the course of duty had attended many courses and in-service training locally and abroad which have broadened his professional horizon and refined his competence.

In his new position, he is expected to build on the achievements of Mr Aghughu who is credited with many landmark achievements including the re-roofing of the Audit House, clean Office environment, and solar security light; establishment of the Staff Clinic; re-construction of OAuGF Gate House Security Post and Automatic Bollards; establishment of Financial Forensic Laboratory in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD); re-opening of Zamfara State branch office; renovation of State Branch Offices at Lokoja, Makurdi, Enugu and Benin, among others including enhanced staff welfare.

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