Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday stressed the need to bring a corps of competent professional and thoroughbred auditors on board in all ministries, department and agencies (MDAs).
Sanwo-Olu said this at the swearing-in of newly appointed commissioners of the Lagos State Audit Service Commission. The ceremony was held at the Council Chamber at the State House in Alausa.
The Governor said his administration places “high premium on compliance to due process, probity and accountability in the management of public finances.”
He said: “The need for a corps of competent, professional and thoroughbred auditors in all our MDAs cannot be overemphasised. As an administration, we will continue to place high premium on probity, accountability and compliance with due process in the management of public funds. I heartily congratulate the newly sworn in Chairman and members of the Audit Service Commission for being considered worthy of the appointment to serve the Government and people of Lagos.
“For the next five years, these professionals will be saddled with the responsibility of superintending over issues of recruitment, discipline, promotion and career management of audit staff and officers of the State government. As members of the Commission, your responsibility is statutory and very crucial in determining the quality of service that will be delivered by auditors in the employment of the State public service.
“The success in the discharge of your responsibility begins by ensuring a recruitment process that emphasises competence, professionalism and integrity. This must be complemented by a discipline and promotion regimes that are based on fairness justice and a reward process driven by quality of performance measured against set standards.”
Members of the Audit Service Commission include: Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adegbuyi-Onikoyi (Chairman), Mrs Jokotola Ojosipe-Ogundimu (Commissioner 1); Mr Emmanuel Sunday Kappo (Commissioner II), Mr Jimoh Akanbi Ibrahim (Commissioner III) and Mrs Kafilat Adetola Ogbara (Commissioner IV).