Switch To Mobile Site
Custom Search
Home News Ilorin Directory Opinion Pictures Vacancies About Ilorin Contact Us

Conference in Ilorin: Auditor-General Seeks Passage Of Audit Bill

Date: 2012-06-20

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Nkura, yesterday urged lawmakers at the state and national levels to quickly pass the audit Bill.

Ukura who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 42nd bi-annual auditors-general's conference in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, lamented that the country was lagging behind even smaller countries in having such a bill.

"Nigeria as a whole does not have an audit bill while smaller countries of the world have the bill in place. I therefore challenge the National Assembly and the State Houses of Assembly to ensure the passage of the bill," he said.

The auditor-general described the spate of corruption in the nation's governance structure as alarming and said it was a contributing factor to the security challenges in some parts of the country.

He added, "For emphasis the spate of corruption in our governance structure is alarming and has permeated all segments, including institutions charged with oversight functions. Part of the fallout of this is the challenges we are facing in the internal security of the nation.

"However, it is worthy of note that the result just released by the transparency international for the year 2011 indicates that close relationship between governments and business organizations has tended to heighten corruption in European countries.

"The same report acknowledges the contributions of, and rated the state audit institutions as best in performance. This should be cheering and should equally spur us to even greater fulfillment of our obligations," he said.

Declaring the week-long conference open, the Kwara State governor, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed noted that Nigeria's preparedness to stamp out corruption would bring about rapid socio-economic and political development.

Ahmed, who was represented by Planning and Economic Development Commissioner, Mr. Tunde Adeoti, said that openness and accountability are critical elements to governance.



Recent Posts
Top Posts

OPINION - Ministerial Nomination: Why Not Bolaji Abdullahi? BY Muhammed Abdullahi

Race for Senate Presidency: Akume's Residence Turns New Mecca

Photo News: Emir of Ilorin, Ahmed, Saraki Visit Buhari

Senate Presidency: APC Senators opt for Ahmad Lawan as North Central splits over Akume, Saraki

Senate presidency: My hopes are high - Saraki

Video: Fire Razes Kwara State Ministry of Energy

3 feared dead as thugs go on rampage in Ilorin

Audio Discussion Between Two Kwara PDP Leaders

INTERVIEW: Bukola Saraki on Asset Declaration, Gbemi's Defection, General Elections

OPINION - Akume: The Man Who Will Be Our Senate President. Nkechi Odoma

I'm hopeful of being nominated as Senate President - Bukola Saraki

OPINION: Senate Presidency, Bukola Saraki and APC. By Adebayo Adeneye-Adejuwon

OPINION: Thinking the Saraki Senate Presidency. Kunle Akogun


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Muhammadu Buhari     Saraki     Gbemisola Saraki     Federal Allocation     Local Government     Gbemi Saraki     Abdulfatah Ahmed     Yinka Aluko     Kwara State Government     Simeon Ajibola     College Of Arabic And Islamic Legal Studies     QuickWin     Kwara     Bukola Saraki     Omotosho     April 11     Abdulfatai Ahmed     Kishra     Buhari     Presidential Election     Simeon Sule Ajibola     Kwara Polytechnic     Omotoso     Kisira     Elections     Ahmed     Kwara 2015     March 28     Kisra     Ifelodun     Ilorin.Info     Unilorin     Zulu Gambari     Omu Aran     Bola Shagaya     Oke-Ero     Sheriff Shagaya     Bureau Of Lands     Akeem Lawal     Shehu Jimoh     Suleiman Idris     Lafiagi     Emir Of Ilorin     NYSC     Moshood Mustapha     Kwara Politics     International Vocational Centre     Minister     Ekiti     Kaiama     Oyun     Belgore     Kwara Apc     Bilikisu Gambari     Dele Belgore     Harmony Holdings     Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq     Kwara Poly     Oba Abdulraheem     Modibbo Kawu     Radio Kwara     Kwara Hotel     Ali Ahmad     Shonga     Soffiyyallah Kamaldeen     Kwara United     Moro     Ganmo     Obasanjo     High Court     Pategi     Lola Ashiru     Suleiman Ajadi     Is'haq Modibbo Kawu     Alabi Lawal     Kwara Central     Kwara South     National Pilot     Offa     Kwasu     Omu-aran     Toyin Saraki     International Aviation College     Gbenga Awoyale     Ramadan     Al-Adaby     Isin     Ilorin East     Edu     Saheed Popoola     Iyiola Oyedepo     Tope Daramola     Arandun     KFA     Maja     Mufti Of Ilorin     Baruten     Irepodun     Ilorin Airport     Opobiyi     Press Release     Atunwa     Abubakar Olusola Saraki     Asa     Bolaji Abdullahi     Elelu     Kunle Okeowo     Mohammed Kamaludeen     Ilorin West     Uith     Guber Aspirant     Olushola Saraki     Alfa Belgore     Apaokagi     Sherif Shagaya    

Copyright © 2015 Contact Us