14th October, 2010
The office of the Auditor-General for local governments, Lagos State, southwest NigeriaÂ has completed the inspection of projects in local government and local councilÂ 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 organizationÂ that the project inspection is to ensure that funds released for projects are spentÂ judiciously.
He added that the report of the inspection would be sent to the Public AccountsÂ Committee, Lagos State House of Assembly, for appraisal and scrutiny.
He said some of the achievements of the office include execution of quarterly auditÂ inspection exercise of the 20 local governments and local council development areas,Â completion of the 2009 statutory report on councils and the continuous certification ofÂ pensions and gratuities of retired local government, primary school teaching andÂ non-teaching staff.
At the retreat, Mr. Jide Sanwolu, Commissioner for Establishment, Pensions and Training,Â urged staff of the office to constantly live above board as their action or inaction areÂ constantly under security.
He advised them to use the retreat to reflect on their jobs with the aim of improvingÂ service delivery to the government and people of the state.