The Oyo State House of Assembly today has passed the bill to establish the Oyo State Audit Commission into law.
At the plenary which was presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the state lawmakers noted that the law will also make provision for the appointment, condition of service, functions and powers of the Auditor General of the State and Local Governments.
According to him, Ogundoyin said the law is another bold attempt to strengthen and improve auditing activities in the state.
He said, “It will equally see to the Auditing of Public Accounts at the State and Local Governments.”
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon Akeem Mustapha (Kajola) said the law was meant to give power to the Auditor General and others who will ensure checks and balances on the spendings of Government at both State and Local Levels.
According to him, the Oyo State Audit Bill, 2021 will make the office of the Auditor General to be autonomous.
“No doubt, this law is reviewing the functions of the Auditor General for more optimum performances,” he added.