ABUJA – (OAuGF Report) – The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Olusade Adesola has commissioned the Forensic Laboratory in the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF) on Monday 7th June 2021.
The report from the Publicity Department of OAuGF noted that while speaking at the event, Olusade Adesola commended the Auditor-General for the Federation, Aghughu Adolphus who is the Chairperson of the African Union Board of External Auditors for his giant strides since assumption of office.
He as well lauded the high standards of the laboratory, noting that the ICT tools were acquired in line with international standards and best practices.
“This facility would no doubt boost the audit standard of the office and add value to the anti-corruption campaign of the Federal Government,” he stated.
In his remarks earlier, the Auditor-General for the Federation, Aghughu Adolphus welcomed the Permanent Secretary and thanked him for making time out of his busy schedule to grace the occasion. He further indicated that 21 forensic auditors and examiners have been trained on the contemporary forensic techniques for forensic audit, accounting and digital forensics.
According to him, the trained forensic auditors will soon be on the field to conduct forensic audits on some revenue generating MDAs.
“As the then Director of Audit in 2017 and Chairman of the Budget Committee, I made provision for the OAuGF Forensic Laboratory and it is a privilege to be the same person to make the project a reality”, the Auditor-General mentioned.
He thanked the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) for their support which culminated in the Forensic Laboratory milestone. He also presented Certificates of Participation to the 21 forensic Auditors trained in Forensic and Digital Forensics along with membership certificates of the Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria (CFIN).
Aghughu Adolphus commended them for their passion and charged them to remain worthy Ambassadors of the OAuGF wherever they are assigned to work. He promised that additional Auditors will be trained once the result of this pioneering exercise is evaluated.
Earlier in his talk, Jimson Olufuye who is an OAuGF ICT Consultant provided a comprehensive brief about the project and the deliverables which included details of the course outlines for the 2-week forensic training programme undergone by the Auditors and facilitated by Peter Olayiwola (Prof), CEO of Digital & Techno-Law Forensics Co. Ltd and Chairman of the Computer Forensic Institute of Nigeria (CFIN).
Present at the event were the Directors of Audit, including Michael Isiuku, Olasegun Oladosun and Benjamin Angbo among others.