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Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla
Accountant General of The Federation -
Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla was born on 12th June, 1955. He attended Baptist High School, Saki, Oyo State, where he had his basic education between 1968 and 1972. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1979. Mr. Otunla qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and also became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1998.
Mr. Otunla began his working career in Lever Brothers PLC (now Unilever PLC) in August 1980 and rose to become the Financial Accountant in 1987. He then joined the World Bank Assisted Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme in 1989 as the Chief Internal Auditor and later became the Director of Finance. He was thereafter appointed the Accountant General of the Oyo State in June 1989, a position he held till March 2004, before he transferred his services to the Federal Civil Service and joined the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation. He thereafter served as the Director of Finance and Accounts in various Ministries and Agencies of Government namely, the National Hospital, Nigerian Immigration Service, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Education. Mr. Otunla was appointed the Accountant General of the Federation on 28th June, 2011.
Mr. Otunla’s hobbies include Reading, Farming, Playing Scrabble and Table Tennis. He is married with children.