The Auditor-General for the Federation (AuGF), Mr. Anthony Ayine, has retired from active service. He was appointed AuGF on January 12, 2017 by President Muhammadu Buhari after he emerged best candidate from the series of tests carried out by the Nigeria Civil Service.
Upon assumption of office, Ayine made his intensions about reforming the Office very clear and spared no effort in partnering with relevant stakeholders. The Deputy Director of Information of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF), Rotimi Ajayi, disclosed these in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. The most Senior Director in the Office, Mr. Adolphus Aghughu, will administer the OAuGF until a substantive AuGF is appointed by Buhari.
Under Ayine’s leadership, the OAuGF carried a number of specialized audits (Performance & IT Audits), among which are – Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information Systems (IPPIS); Government Integrated Financial Management and Information Systems (GIFMIS); and the Nigerian Immigration Service e-passport system. He also ensured strong collaborations with local and international bodies.
“Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the second wave of the pandemic. We must make sure that our cases, which have gone down, do not rise again. Our economy is too fragile to bear another round of lockdown,” he said. The President, therefore, advised all citizens to continue to observe the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, wearing of face masks and washing of hands.