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Buhari Gives Auditor General of The Federation 30 Days To Resolve Outstanding Audit Queries



President Muham­madu Buhari has ordered the Auditor General of the Federation to ensure that all outstanding au­dit queries are resolved within 30 days.

With this directive, any­one found wanting risk heavy sanction henceforth.

He has also ordered that all audit queries must be answered within 24 hours henceforth.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, this was in demonstration of President Buhari’s irrevocable com­mitment to tackling admin­istrative and bureaucratic corruption head-on.

“The era of impunity is gone. The president is tak­ing the war on corruption to the civil service. He is not happy that standard operating procedures and financial regulations are no longer being observed, as they should.

“President Buhari will ensure that public offi­cials and civil servants in the service of the Federal Government pay a heavy price from now on for vio­lating financial regulations or disregarding audit que­ries,” the statement read.

The president, accord­ing to the statement was determined to put an end to the present situation in which, rather than respond to legitimate audit queries, violators of financial regu­lations in the Federal Gov­ernment resorted to threat­ening, bribing or mounting other forms of social pres­sure on auditors.

“On his watch, President Buhari wants to see firm action against those who violate extant financial regulations, not the prevar­ications and shenanigans that went on in the past in the form of endless probes and public enquiries.”

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