15th September, 2022
The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation (OAuGF) has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Onwudili as the new Acting AuGF.
Ema Oqua, Head of the Press Unit of the OAuGF, confirmed the development.
Oqua said that Onwudili, a director in the OAuGF, and a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants (ANAN) replaced erstwhile AuGF, Adolphus Aghughu who retired from public service on Sept. 7.
She described the Acting AuGF as a thoroughbred, result-oriented public servant with over 30 years of professional experience in audit.
” He 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.
“He 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.
Meanwhile, 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 authorized 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 an audit of all income and expenditures of the Federal Government of Nigeria.