Monarch criticises auditors over corruption
The Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Yamusa, has berated internal and external auditors who should express independent opinions on public financial transactions and check recklessness, but are unfortunately colluding with fraudsters to siphon the treasury.
Speaking yesterday in Keffi, Nasarawa State, at the award of certificates to the first set of students of the Post-Graduate Certificate Course in Corruption Prevention at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Yamusa noted that the strong wind of mismanagement and multifarious frauds is difficult to subdue because of new tricks employed by public servants.
“Auditors must not comprise on financial racketeering,” he said, warning: “Let me use this opportunity to query those institutions that give awards to undeserving Nigeria without being mindful of the awardee’s integrity, because majority of awardees have established records of criminality in their places of work.”
The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa, called on government to strengthen anti-corruption institutions, ensure adequate protection and encouragement for whistle blowers, and intensify media and public consciousness in demanding transparency and accountability in governance.
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