Auditor General of Nigeria resigns; Aguhu appointed Acting Auditor General
It is believed that Aghughu will run the office until President Bukhari appoints the real AuGF.
Following the retirement of Mr Anthony Ain as Auditor General, Mr Adolphus Aguhu became the Federation’s interim auditor general.
In a statement released by the head of the media department at the Federation’s Office of Auditor General, OAuGF Ogenekevwe Ebireri, it was stipulated that Aghuhu would head the office until President Muhammadu Bukhari appoints a substantial AuGF.
The statement also listed some of Ayine’s achievements. Law;
“Improving and modernizing working tools and audit methodologies has been at the heart of Ayine’s reform projects and programs to help OAuGF fulfill its mandate in line with international best practice. Under his oversight, the OAuGF launched its second five-year strategic development plan, launched by President Muhammadu Bukhari in September 2017.
“As part of the ongoing implementation of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards, IPSAS, in all federal ministries, departments and agencies, MDA, and as part of reforms to bring audit reports in line with international standards, Mr. Ayin: conducted several training events for senior management and staff on IPSAS and International Standards on Auditing, ISA.
“The management under his exclusive leadership has prepared a comprehensive guide on regularity review, code of ethics and conduct, quality control and quality assurance guide, IT and financial audit guide, FAM and compliance audit guide, practice-based CAM, and provided extensive training to all personnel in the use of these manuals using a train the trainer approach.
“The outgoing AuGF also conducted a number of specialized audits (performance and IT audits) including: Integrated HR and Payroll Information Systems, IPPIS; Integrated systems of public financial management and information, GIFMIS; and the e-passport system of the Nigeria Immigration Service.
Others – Federal Highway Traffic Safety Commission, FRSC – Driver’s License Scheme, NDLS, National Vehicle Identification System, NVIS, Treasury Single Account, TSA; governance of internally displaced persons, IDPs, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA; and the effectiveness of the Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency, SMEDAN.
“Another important achievement of OAuGF under the leadership of Ayine is cooperation with international organizations – International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, INTOSAI, African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions – Speaking English, AFROSAI-E, National Audit Bureau for International Development, DFID, GIZ, World Bank other.
Efforts have also been made to enact an Audit Act that empowers the OAuGF to effectively fulfill its mandate to hold government to citizens, and this process is ongoing.
“In addition, between 2017 and 2020, the office’s headcount has grown, with at least 257 new employees, accounting for 24.22% of office occupancy.”