The office of the Auditor General for the Federation is to collaborate with the Code of Conduct Bureau in the fight against corruption. This was made known during a courtesy visit by the OAGF to the Ag. Chairman , CCB on Thursday, 21st March 2024, at the CCB headquarters in Abuja.

The Ag. Chairman, CCB, Barr. Murtala Kankia noted that the mandate of the office of the Auditor General is quite similar to that of the Bureau as the both target prevention of corruption in public office.

He started that the Code of Conduct Bureau is currently carrying out assets verification exercise which is aimed at ensuring that public officers justify the content of their assets declaration forms.

The Auditor General for the Federation, Mr Shaakaa Chira explained that his organisation has a standard forensic laboratory which is one of the best in West Africa and called on the Bureau to take advantage of the facility. He added that before his assumption in the office last year, the Country had not recieved any Audit Report for over three years. However, he has submitted 2021 report and they are currently working on the 2022 Audit Report.

Responding, the Director, Investigations, Mr Sebastian Gwinmi said that the Bureau will take the offer to use the forensic laboratory to treat some pending investigation cases.

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