Aghughu Elected Chairperson AU Board of External Auditors.
The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. Aghughu Adolphus A. has been elected the Chairperson of African Union (AU) Board of External Auditors for the period of two years.
The election is in line with Article 78 of the African Union Financial Rules and Regulation, which states that the AU Board of External Auditors shall comprise of Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions from member states of the Union appointed by the Executive Council.
The election was conducted and announced on the 23rd of February 2021 during a 2-day virtual meeting held on February 23 – 24, 2021.
In his acceptance speech, Aghughu appreciated member-states and promise them of his unwavering commitment to strengthening the African Union Board of External Auditors in order to entrench accountability and transparency in line with the SAI Nigeria Audit vision “To be a foremost audit institution, applying best professional practice towards fostering good governance and providing leadership to other Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs)”.
“I, therefore, would like to use this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency, Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria for my appointment and subsequent confirmation by the Senate for the office of the Auditor-General for the Federation”, while looking forward to a fruitful and beneficial interaction during the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s term of office from 2021 – 2023.