Adamawa, USAID train auditors, review audit manual for effective service delivery

Adamawa Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have trained auditors and reviewed financial audit
Participants at the training.Photo:NAN
Participants at the training.Photo:NAN

Adamawa State Government and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have trained auditors and reviewed financial audit manual for effective service delivery.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the participants were drawn from the office of the Auditor General from both state and Local Government, ministries, departments, and agencies as well as the state House of Assembly.

Speaking at a three-day training, in Yola on Friday, Suzanne Myada, State to-State team lead, urged the participants to apply the knowledge acquired into practice for accountability, transparency and effectiveness in the state.

“We want you to understand that we are only here to support you because you are the owners, ideally you are the ones to review the document.

“so because we knew your challenge that was why we came in to support you to succeed,” she said.

Prof. Chiwuike Uba, the facilitator said that the manual needed to be reviewed after every five years for standard operations.


“We have not only reviewed, we have also prepared almost a new audit manual for the state which is up to international standards.

“So we expect that going forward you will use this audit manual and checklist to do more detailed work and be able to document and file the procedure.


He advised the participants to always pay more attention to the code of ethics and establishment laws to guide their operations.

Mr Iheanyi Iheke, the State-to-state conflict specialist, urged the participants to always be conflict sensitive in financial audits to avoid crisis.

He advised them to understand the conflict situation in the area of work to avoid anything that may cause conflict.

In his remarks, Mr Daniel Sakiyo, Assistant Director, Government Accounts, appreciated USAID for the training, saying it would make them more efficient at auditing.

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