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Nigeria Police Partners Auditor-General Office to Curb Fraud in Governance

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has assured the Office of Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF)of the police force cooperation in curbing fraud, enhancing transparency and accountability in government.

The IGP made this known during a courtesy call on him by the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, FCA, on Friday, 25th September, at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer on Tuesday.

Accordingly to the statement, the high-powered courtesy visit of top Management personnel of OAuGF was informed by the need for both institutions to collaborate, foster mutual understanding and build strong relationships for the purpose of promoting accountability and transparency, which are cornerstones for socio-economic development of any society.

Mr. Ayine expressed the critical importance of auditing to the equally indispensable role of the police in ensuring good governance in the country.

He noted inter-alia, that proper auditing of Police’s armoury and other logistics will reveal the true status of supplies and logistics requirement of the Force and no doubt help to facilitate proper planning and budgeting at any point in time. He commended the IGP for the excellent work he is doing and applauded him for the professionalism and people-oriented policing approaches.

In his remarks, the IGP while concurring with the Auditor-General on the importance of auditing, assured of the readiness of the Police under his watch to cooperate with the OAuGF in ensuring accountable and transparent processes in the management of equipment and resources of the Force.

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