Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House, has asked President Bola Tinubu to name an actual Auditor-General of the Federation.
Kalu claimed that the office was too important to have an interim leader for more than a year.
He did so at a workshop held in Abuja by the Africa Development Study Centre (ADSC) for members of the House Committee on Public Accounts (PAC).
The Deputy Speaker remarked that once this was accomplished, it would send a clear message that the administration was serious about pursuing taxpayer funds and monitoring their use.
Kalu further shared that the 10th Assembly is dedicated to working with the executive to monitor government spending and prevent waste.
To further its mission of ensuring that government ministries, departments, and agencies adhere to the principles of accountability, transparency, products, and the management of public funds, the 10th Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has pledged to increase its involvement with the executive branch.
“The PAC is also committed to strengthening the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation, in line with the best global practices,” he added.