Nigeria’s Auditor General, Anthony Ayine, Retires

The Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Mr Anthony Ayine, has retired from service.

Ayine was appointed the AuGF on January 12, 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement, on Thursday, said that the most senior director in the office, Mr Adolphus Aghughu, would take charge until a substantive Auditor-General is appointed.

During his stewardship, Ayine carried out several specialised audits ranging from the Integrated Personnel Payment System (IPPS); Government Integrated Financial Management and Information (GIFMI); and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) e-passport system.

Ayine also ensured strong collaboration with local and international stakeholders at the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions and African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions.

He also initiated the Audit Act to help empower the Auditor-General’s office to effectively discharge its responsibility of ensuring the government’s accountability to its citizens.

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