SAIs should be more visible and authoritative– Speaker.

Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Yakubu Dogara has charged Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to be more visible, confident and authoritative in exercising their mandates.  The move, he said, will evolve into arrow heads of public scrutiny and accountability.

The Speaker, represented by Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Honourable Chinda Kingsley Ogundu, made the declaration during the opening ceremony of the 13th annual governing board meeting of the Africa Organization of English–speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) on Monday, 9th May, 2016.

According to him, in this era of technology, Auditors must leverage on the abundant benefits that computer applications and other technologies offer to keep pace with new innovations in financial management, especially in tracking public financial expenditure.
Honourable Ogundu therefore, charged Auditors to exhibit high integrity, professionalism and good moral conduct in the discharge of their duties.

In his welcome address, the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura stated that the role of audit institutions in public financial management systems has become dynamic, and continues to be modified and expounded in response to emerging global development activities and events.
He therefore, commended AFROSAI-E for providing a platform for cooperation among its 26 members, and also in assisting through institutional strengthening initiatives to reach the levels of audit performance necessary to fulfill their mandates.

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