By Adeola Oladele
The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Jonah Otunla, has been removed from office and a new one, Mr. Mohammed Dikwa, appointed in acting capacity.
Until his appointment as the Acting Accountant-General, Mr. Dikwa from Borno State was the Director, Funds Department in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
The AGF Office confirmed the removal of Otunla from Oyo State as AGF and the appointment of Dikwa as acting AGF in a statement late on Friday.
In the statement, the Office of the AGF said President Muhammadu Buhari approved the change, which takes effect immediately.
The statement did not say why Otunla was being removed. But WESTERN POST sources said it might not have been unconnected with N2.5 billion of security agencies’ funds alleged to have been misappropriated by him.
Otunla had been linked with many choice properties in and around the South-west particularly Ibadan.
The statement said Dikwa would hold the position until a substantive replacement is announced.
Mr. Dikwa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy and a Master in Business Administration and Finance.
He attended the Senior Executive Course 34, 2014 at the National Institute of for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru.
He was awarded Certificates in Public Finance Management Reforms, Leadership and Governance, High Performance Leadership Programme and Treasury Management at the Harvard University USA, University of Cambridge, Oxford University UK and Thames Valley University UK respectively.
Mr. Dikwa is a Fellow, Certified National Accountant and Fellow Charted Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, among others.
He has facilitated and attended many courses, workshops and seminars, the statement said.