Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), has been suspended following his recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of diverting of N80 billion and money laundering.
According to Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, announced Idris suspension in a letter marked HMFBNP/AGF/SUSPENSION/5/2022 and dated 18th May, 2022.
She said the suspension became necessary “to allow for proper and unhindered investigation into the serious allegations in line with Public Service Rules 030406”.
The suspension letter reads: “Following your recent arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on allegations of diversion of funds and money laundering, I write to convey your suspension from work without pay effective 18th May, 2022.
“During this period, you are not expected to attend to your place of work or contact any official in your Office except for any disciplinary hearing that may be advised.
“It is expected that you will strictly comply with any instructions that will be forwarded to you in your current location or your known recorded address as stipulated in the extant rules.”
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