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Nigeria’s Auditor-General emerges AU Board of External Auditors Chair

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The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Aghughu Adolphus, has been elected the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Board of External Auditors.

A statement by Rotimi Ajayi, Deputy Director,  Information,  in the Auditor-General’s Office, said the election was conducted on Feb.  23, in line with AU financial rules and regulations.

Ajayi said that Adolphus’s tenure was for two years.

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Meanwhile, Adolphus has expressed commitment to strengthening the AU Board of External Auditors and entrenching accountability and transparency.

“We look forward to a fruitful and beneficial interaction during Nigeria’s term of office from 2021 to 2023,” he said.

He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve as Nigeria`s Auditor-General.

“I will like to use this opportunity to congratulate President Buhari for my appointment as Auditor General and the subsequent confirmation by the Senate,’’ the statement quoted him as saying.

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