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AuGF: House Committee Chairman debunks blocking tenure extension report

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Member representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and Chairman of House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Busayo Wole Oke has debunked reports making the round that the House was opposed to extending the tenure of Auditor General for the Federation, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine.

In a statement issued and made available to CAPITAL POST in Abuja on Sunday, the lawmaker said that the 9th Assembly was never against the possible tenure extension of the incumbent Auditor-General of the Federation, saying that the power of reappointment or otherwise was purely the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari

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The statement reads: “there is no such opposition from us, the incumbent Auditor General of the Federationl is professionally competent, he enjoys our trust and confidence, we find him very upright and competent at work

“If it pleases Mr President, his tenure should be extended to enable him see the Audit Bill through, it will be good for the system because he is a competent officer to the core who knows the job Professionally. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Rep. Oke said that his Committee was very proud of the Auditor General of the Federation with the various innovations introduced to compel the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to rendering their Annual Financial Accounts to the National Assembly as at when due in the recent time.

He added that the Auditor General has been very consistent in his regular appearances before the PAC which he said had hasten the Committee’s activities since the inception of the current Assembly.

There have been reports that some members of the House of Representatives have advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to extend the tenure of the outgoing Auditor-General of the Federation and were even planning to sponsor a motion to that effect on the floor of the House last week to compel the President to halt the alleged plans to allow the AuGF continue in office after attaining the retirement age.

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