President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Toyin Madein as the substantive Accountant-General of the Federation.
The appointment was contained in a statement released in Abuja on Friday by the Director of Communication in the presidency, Mohammed Ahmed.
The HoS said Madein emerged as the substantive AGF having beaten 19 other candidates following the successful conduct of a selection process to fill the vacancy.
The vacancy followed the arrest of former AGF, Ahmed Idris, in July 2022, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over the alleged misappropriation of N109bn and his subsequent suspension and prosecution.
The 19 shortlisted candidates that took part in the process are Danladi Comfort, Gombe (Interior); Mohammed Yar’Abba, Sokoto (Fire Service); Mufutau Bukola, Oyo (Transportation); Mahmud Kambari, Borno (North East Development Commission); Mohammed Dojo, Gombe (Interior); and Waziri Samuel, Borno (Agriculture and Rural Development).
Others are Maiden Sakirat, Ogun (OHCSF); Adaramoye Oluwole, Ekiti (Humanitarian Affairs); Isa Abubakar, Yobe (Science, Technology and Innovation); Ogunsemowo Olakunle, Ogun (Environment); Egbokhale Charity, Edo (NFF); Ibrahim Jibo, Kano (National Boundary Commission); Ogbodo Nnam, Enugu (National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission); and Bakare Juliannah, Ekiti (NPF).
The appointment confirmed by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, took effect from Thursday, May 18.
Madein who was born in Iperu Remo, Local Government Area of Ogun State, holds a Ph.D in Management Finance from Walden University, Minnesota, United States.
Madein who before her new appointment was the Director of Finance and Accounts in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation is the first female to occupy the position.