Agency Completes Inspection Project

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The office of the Auditor-General for local governments, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria  has completed the inspection of projects in local government and local council  development areas in the state.

Mr. Mohammed Hassan, Permanent Secretary/ Auditor General of the Agency told P.M.NEWS during the agency’s annual retreat for management and senior staff of the organization  that the project inspection is to ensure that funds released for projects are spent  judiciously.

He added that the report of the inspection would be sent to the Public Accounts  Committee, Lagos State House of Assembly, for appraisal and scrutiny.

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He said some of the achievements of the office include execution of quarterly audit  inspection exercise of the 20 local governments and local council development areas,  completion of the 2009 statutory report on councils and the continuous certification of  pensions and gratuities of retired local government, primary school teaching and  non-teaching staff.

At the retreat, Mr. Jide Sanwolu, Commissioner for Establishment, Pensions and Training,  urged staff of the office to constantly live above board as their action or inaction are  constantly under security.

He advised them to use the retreat to reflect on their jobs with the aim of improving  service delivery to the government and people of the state.

—Paul Sanusi