Have you heard about Nigeria’s Audit Bill? The laws that govern Nigeria’s supreme audit institution were enacted before Nigeria gained her independence in 1960. As many of those laws cannot solve the problems that the Auditor General’s office faces today, the powers of the Auditor-General must be strengthened to hold Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government accountable for how they spend government funds.
Mr. Segun Elemo is Executive Director of Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), a Nigerian CSO at the front of the audit bill advocacy. We asked him why passing this bill is important and how it will help to fight corruption in Nigeria?