(Auditor General - To be appointed)
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Muhammad H. Abdullahi (Director Admin & Finance)
Datti Usaini Musa (Director Govt. Audit)
Hadi Saidu (Director Miscellaneous Audit)
Shehu Abdullahi (Director Revenue & Special Audit)
Umar Muhammad (Director Parastatals Audit)
Abubakar Umar Babura (Director Project Audit )
The Principal Legal framework for Public Audit in Jigawa State is the Jigawa State Audit Law No.5 of 2019 signed by Governor Badaru Abubakar on 17th July 2019. The Principal Law has now been amended twice cited as Jigawa State Audit Law (amendment Law No.1) signed on 25th June 2021 and Jigawa State Audit Law (amended Law No.2) assented to on 5th November 2021 by Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar.
The statutory basis of mandate to audit Accounts of the State Government is clearly stated in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) which provides for the appointment of an Auditor General for each State who shall audit the public accounts of the State and of all public offices and courts of the State and submit his report to the House of Assembly of the State. For this purpose, the Auditor General or any person authorised by him, in that respect, shall have access to all the books, records, returns or other documents relating to those accounts S.125(2).
Therefore, in exercising these mandatory responsibilities, the Office of the State Auditor General is liaison with State Ministry of finance and Economic Planning, other government's Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in audit process exercise to facilitate high quality audit report and ensure Transparency, safeguard and control in managing Public Fund.
Pubic Account Committee (PAC) of the State House of Assembly is also a working partner of the office of the Auditor General especially on issues related to Annual Audit report on the Account of the State Government, and Annual Budge Preparation of this office. Civil Society Organisation (CSO’s) in Jigawa State also engaged and acquainted with information on Public Financial Statement or Accounts whenever audit reports are published or when they are being reviewed by the Public Account Committee (PAC).
The office comprises six (6) operational and functional Departments which include the Administration and finance, Government Audit, Parastatals Audit, Project Audit, Miscellaneous Audit and Revenue and Special Audit Departments. Residences Auditors who are to oversee the Financial activities and Audit Control were posted to each Headquarters of the Ministries including the Government House, Deputy Governor’s office and the office of the Head of the Civil Service.
The Office of the State Auditor General also have seven (7) Area Audit Offices across the State in Hadejia, K/Hausa, B/Kudu, Kiyawa, Gumel Ringim and Kazaure. The role of the Area Auditors is to oversee the audit activities in the post Primary Institutions, Hospitals, Courts and Zonal Revenue Offices. Their coverage audit areas include post analysis audit, Revenue Audit, Stores Audit, Payroll Audit, Fixed asset verification, and capital (supplied).
MISSION:- To ensure compliance with statutory regulatory, professional requirements and best audit practices, thereby promoting excellence, probity, prudence and transparency in public resources management.
DEPARTMENT :- The office of the Jigawa State Auditor General composed with six existence and functional Departments each is headed by substantive Directors and other supporting staff.
- Administrative and Finance Department:
- Government Audit Department:
- Miscellaneous Audit Department:
- Revenue and Special Audit Department:
- Parastatals Audit Department:
- Project Audit Department:
CORE MANDATE:- The mandate of the Office of the State Auditor General is derived from the amended State Audit Law No.2 assented to on 5th November 2021 signed by Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubalkar and the provision of section – 125 (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
OBJECTIVES:- The objective of the Office of the State Auditor General is to ensure that all Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other Public Institutions in Jigawa State are complying with the Statutory Financial Management Regulations, Provision of Laws and Transparency in managing public Resources to promote excellence and Audit best practices in the State.
FUNCTIONS:- The functions of the Office of the State Auditor General include;-