The Federal Audit bill began the journey to becoming law in Nigeria in 2018. Prior to the federal audit bill, the act that guides the office of the Auditor General of the Federation is one that was adopted in the ’60’s. Through efforts of civil society organizations including; PLSI, SERAP, CSJ, PERL, and Step Up Nigeria. The bill was passed after several readings at the National Assembl in 2019 but was never assented to by the President.
On on our podcast today, we ask why a bill that could transform the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria was not passed into law and why passing the Federal Audit bill is essential to the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
Our guests, Olusegenu Elemo (PLSI) and John Mutu (PERL) give us an update on the progress being made in the passage of the Federal bill. They also share lessons they have learnt while advocating for the passage of the bill, and recommendations to better ensure the participation of citizens, media, CSO’s, and other stakeholders in engaging government institutions towards getting a new audit bill re-introduced.
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