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Reps demand financial autonomy for Auditor-General’s office

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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts on Thursday demanded an administrative and financial autonomy for the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.

The Chairman of the Committee, Oluwole Oke, made the call at the OAGF’s 2022 budget defence in Abuja.

He stressed that such a move would ensure improved performance and transparency in the OAGF.

Oke said he sponsored a bill on administrative and financial autonomy in the OAGF, adding that it has already passed the second reading in the House.

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The lawmaker also spoke on the Auditor General’s report where it was established that between 2013 and 2020, a total sum of N7trillion was spent from the Service Wide Vote on the office, parastatals, and agencies under its watch.

The committee urged the Auditor-General of the Federation, Aghughu Arhotomhenla Adolphus, to expedite action in the ongoing efforts at increasing budgetary allocations to the office.

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