Auditor general elected AU Chair of external auditors

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Nigeria’s Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Aghughu Adolphus has been elected the Chairperson of African Union (AU) Board of External Auditors for the period of two years.

The election is in line with Article 78 of the African Union Financial Rules and Regulation, which states that the AU Board of External Auditors shall comprise of Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions from member states of the Union appointed by the Executive Council.

In a statement by the Office of the auditor general, his election was conducted and announced on the 23rd of February 2021 during a 2-day virtual meeting held on February 23 – 24, 2021.

In his acceptance speech, he appreciated member-states and reiterated his unwavering commitment to strengthening the African Union Board of External Auditors in order to entrench accountability and transparency in line with the SAI Nigeria Audit vision.

“To be a foremost audit institution, applying the best professional practice towards fostering good governance and providing leadership to other Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs).”

“Therefore, Iwould like to use this opportunity to congratulate H is Excellency, Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, The Federal Republic of Nigeria for the appointment and subsequent confirmation by the Senate of the Auditor-General for the Federation,” he said.