By Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday inaugurated the State Audit Commission building to provide office space for the agency’s management and employees.
The Governor also commissioned the Public Service Resource Center to enhance learning activities and build worker capacity.
Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, the Governor reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to developing the human capital of workers within the limits of his administration’s limited resources.
He disclosed that the Civil Service Resource Center that was inaugurated is fully equipped with regular power supply and internet facilities to motivate the workers to do their best in performing their duties.
Dr. Fayemi explained that his administration granted autonomy to the work of the offices of the State Auditor General and the Local Government Auditor General to demonstrate its commitment to accountability.
The Governor explained that his administration has provided the necessary frameworks in accordance with international best practices to fully embed probity, transparency and accountability in the system.
He said: “The administration has taken steps to ensure high standards of accountability and transparency in our accounting and financial systems by providing the required legal frameworks.
“This is in line with the World Bank’s Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) and Fiscal Transparency and Sustainability (SFTAS) programs.
“We have enacted the Ekiti State Public Finance Act 2020 and the Ekiti State Audit Act No. 3 of 2021. The Audit Act established the Ekiti State Audit Service Commission and created the independence of the Auditor General’s office to enable it to carry out its statutory functions without interference. and hindrance”.
The Governor further stated that the audit reform has improved the status of auditors in the public service while requiring them to have the skills necessary to meet the demands of the profession in contemporary times.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Ekiti State Audit Service Commission, Mr. Ayoola Owolabi hailed the Governor for approving the funds for the execution of the project for the smooth start of the project. ‘agency.
The Auditing Services Commission boss also expressed his gratitude for outfitting the building with all the necessary gadgets which he says will enhance the service delivery of the workers.
Mr. Owolabi gave assurances that the Commission will carry out its duties with best practices in accordance with the cardinal objectives of the Fayemi administration.
He called on the Governor to ensure the need to appoint a substantive secretary to the Commission in accordance with the applicable law establishing it.