Accountant-General of the Federation

The Accountant-General of the Federation is the administrative head of the treasury of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.[1] The office holder is often appointed by the President of Nigeria to serve a four years term in accordance with the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.[2] The office was established in 1988 under the Civil Services reorganization Decree No. 43 of the constitution of Nigeria.[3]

Accountant-General of the Federation
StyleMr. Accountant-General
Member ofFederal Ministry of Finance
ResidenceTreasury House S.L.A Blvd, P.M.B 7015, Garki II, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria
AppointerPresident of Nigeria
Term lengthFour years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Nigeria
WebsiteOfficial website

Statutory duties


The office holder is charged with the responsibility to manage receipts and payments of the Republic of Nigeria and to ensure that a proper system of account exists in every department of the nation's treasury and to exercise general supervision over the receipts of public revenue and over the expenditure of the federal Government.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Accountant General Of The Federation Hinges On Effective Accounting System". TheNigerianVoice. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ Anozim. "Buhari appoints new AGF". The Guardian Nigeria. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Buhari Appoints Ahmed Idris AGF". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  4. ^ "FG unveils platform to stop revenue theft, diversion". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  5. ^ "FG saves N500bn through implementation of Single Treasury Account". Vanguard News. Retrieved 27 June 2015.

President Buhari appoints Oluwatoyin Sakirat Madein as new Accountant General of the Federation, AGF