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Invest more in preventing corruption than fighting it, Senate urges Buhari

The Senate has advised the Federal Government to invest more in preventing corruption than fighting it.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Sen. Matthew Urhoghide, made the call when the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, appeared before the committee to defend the 2019 budget of his office on Wednesday.

 

Urhogide said to effectively tackle corruption, government ought to adequately fund the Office of Auditor-General of the Federation (OAUGF).

He added that for the government to achieve any meaningful impact in its fight against corruption, the Auditor-General’s Office needed to be adequately funded.

 

He said the Auditor-General’s Office, like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), required adequate funds for its activities to prevent acts of indiscipline in agencies.

“I wonder why the EFCC has a whooping N22 billion in 2019 Budget while the Auditor General’s Office has just N3billion. I do not think the Executive believes in this office, if not they will not be under-funding it every year.

“To achieve transparency and probity of public funds, it is better to invest in stopping corruption instead of fighting it,” he said.

 

 

 

– Daily Trust

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