THE West African Examinations Council,Â WAEC, has refuted claims that the accounts of its Nigerian office have not been audited since 1983.
According to a statement by the Council, signed by N. A Adika, Head, (Legal) on behalf of the Head of National Office, the accounts of its Nigerian office have been audited from 1983 to 2007 by reputable auditing firms in the country, adding that its accounts for 2009 is currently ready for auditing by the external auditors.
He said, â€œThere was a report that claimed that a â€œHouse of Representatives investigation had revealed that WAEC has not audited its account since 1983. The report stated that this was revealed in an interview with the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representativesâ€™ Committee on Public Accounts, Honourable Uche Ekwunife.
â€œThe Council is highly disappointed with the said report. When the report was initially published, the Council reacted by placing a full page response in the form of an advertorial in five national dailies in order to refute the allegation.
â€œIn the advertorial, the Council took pains to educate the public on its sub-regional status and the fact that its activities and operations are guided by relevant laws,” it added.