In Jigawa Govt establishes internal audit department

The statement stated that the department was a “watchdog” of government financial transactions.

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Jigawa State governor, Mohammad Badaru Abubakar play

Jigawa State governor, Mohammad Badaru Abubakar

(Daily Trust)
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Jigawa Government said it had inaugurated an Internal Audit Department in the state’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to comply with fiscal rules.

According to a statement by the ministry’s spokesperson, Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim, in Dutse on Friday  while inaugurating the department.

The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Umar Namadi, said the gesture was to ensure that activities of government were done in accordance with the financial rules and regulations.

The statement reported the Namadi as saying that the establishment of the department was in compliance with the requirement of the fiscal sustainability plan of the Federal Ministry of Finance.

It added that the commissioner noted that the new internal audit department in the ministry would perform both system and prepayment audit with more emphasis on system audit.

The statement stated that the department was a “watchdog” of government financial transactions.

It further enjoined Heads of Internal Audit in MDAs in the state to ensure that rules and regulations were followed, especially as checks and balances. 

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