Recall that Ayine’s nomination for the position of Auditor-General by President Muhammadu Buhari in December had been rejected by the workers union in the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.
In a letter by the president to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, December, 13, Buhari noted: “In line with this constitutional requirement, the Federal Civil Service Commission has recommended Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine for appointment as the Auditor-General for the Federation. The Curriculum Vitae of Mr. A. M. Ayine is herewith attached.”
“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the Distinguished Senators, please accept, Mr. Senate President, the assurances of my highest regards.”
The Senate however at its plenary session on Wednesday considered the request of President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of the appointment of Mr. Ayine Anthony Mkpe to take over the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.