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Buhari Appoints Onwuduli Acting Auditor-General As Aghughu Retires


Sep 16, 2022

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Andrew Onwudili as the new acting Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGf).

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Thursday by the Head of the Press Unit of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (OAuGF), Ema Oqua.

According to the statement, the former AuGF, Adolphus Aghughu retired from public service on September 7.

Onwudili, who before his appointment was a director in the OAuGF and a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants (ANAN), was described as a thoroughbred, result-oriented public servant with over 30 years of professional experience in audit.

The new AuGF joined the federal civil service as a senior auditor and has progressed in his career to becoming Director of Audit, Extra-Ministerial Audit Department in the OAuGF before his appointment.

He attended many courses and in-service training locally and abroad which have broadened his professional horizon and refined his competence.

Onwudili has memberships of professional bodies like Fellow, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, among others,” she said.

A letter from the Federal Civil Service Commission, dated Sept.7, directed Onwudili, who is the most senior director, to oversee the office until the appointment of a substantive AuGF.

The OAuGF is saddled with the responsibility of auditing public accounts of the Federation and of all offices and courts of the federation.

According to the Nigerian Constitution, the AuGF or any person authorised by him on that behalf shall have access to all the books, records, returns and other documents relating to those accounts.

This implies that the Constitution of Nigeria has given the OAuGF the authority to carry out audit of all incomes and expenditures of government.

This article was originally published on Naija News