Senate confirms Anthony Ayine as Auditor-General

by AljazirahNigeria | January 11, 2017 3:15 pm

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Anthony Ayine as Auditor-General of the Federation.

Ayine was nominated for the position in December 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Read also CSO protests Ayine’s nomination[1]

Buhari made the nomination via a letter sent to Senate President, Bukola Saraki which was read during the plenary session on Tuesday, December 13.

“The curriculum vitae of A. Ayine is hereby attached. I have accepted this recommendation and hereby present the nomination of Anthony Ayine for confirmation by the senate,” the letter from Buhari read.

Ayine was confirmed after a voice vote announced by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

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Endnotes:
  1. CSO protests Ayine’s nomination: http://aljazirahnews.com//civil-society-group-protest-nomination-new-agf/
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