The Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), says the recent redeployment of staff in the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), is to promote accountability and efficiency.
OAuGF’s head of press, Eme Oqua, said in a statement on Friday.
According to NAN, the statement was issued in reaction to the accusations of alleged witch-hunt and nepotism by the leaders of unions within the national audit office.
“I wish to set the records straight in view of unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct by some faceless individuals.
“Section 85 of the constitution empowers the Auditor-General to exercise his powers without recourse to any other authority.
“It was in the exercise of such powers that the AuGF has been redeploying staff to areas that are commensurate to their grade levels, experiences and qualifications,” she said.
According to her, such postings and redeployments were done irrespective of the ethnic or religious background of affected staff members.
Oqua said the AuGF has demonstrated on several occasions that he is a detribalised Nigerian.
“His personal aides and core support staff cut across ethnic, political, religious and geographical divides, ” she said.
She added that the allegation of alteration of seniority of the directors was also baseless and unfounded.
“The public is, therefore, enjoined to always crosscheck facts with the OAuGF on the phone number, 2348110088888,” she said.
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