Auditor General calls for enactment of Federal Audit Service Bill

The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF) and the Chairperson, African Union Board of External Auditors, Aghughu Adolphus has called for the enactment of the long overdue Federal Audit Service Bill for Nigeria.

Mr. Adolphus prayed that the audit profession would be strengthened and receive its due relevance in the overall governance structure of the country.

He indicated that the lack of Audit Law for Nigeria stagnated the rating of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation at the level of 2 out of 5 which is not a good rating for Nigeria.

Adolphus stated this when he received a delegation from the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) led by the Director of the centre, Mrs. Idayat Hassan, who assured of continuous support from the centre.

While welcoming the visitors, the AuGF noted that the establishment of the financial forensic laboratory was a success of the partnership with the CDD.

He also gave an insight into the Audit profession emphasizing his discretion even in challenging times. “We hope that we keep on moving”, he said.

In a brief summary, Dr. Jimson Olufuye, the ICT consultant gave a recap of the commissioning of the financial forensic lab. He also mentioned by the directive of the Auditor-General for the Federation, there are five teams of Forensic Auditors/Examiner on the field who will assemble and present their reports to the AuGF on their return.

In her response, the Director, CDD, congratulated the AuGF for his foresight and achievements within the short period of his assumption of duty as the AuGF.