By Abel Johngold Orheruata
Asaba/Nigeria: Delta State Government has attributed its success since inauguration to financial prudence, accountability and discipline.
The Delta State Acting Governor, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, disclosed this yesterday in government house Asaba, when he played host to Chairman and members of body of Federal and State Auditor General who are in the state for their 47th conference.
Barr Otuaro disclosed that since inauguration on May 29, 2015, the SMART agenda of Governor Okowa’s administration has been used to transform the state in all sectors including human capital and infrastructural development.
He challenged the body of Federal and State Auditors to use the conference to deliberate on issues that will better the country financial management and accountability.
The state acting governor pledged government’s determination to working in line with international best practices in financial management and due process.
Barr Otuaro said the skill acquisition programmes of the present administration has offered a lot of youths and women opportunity to be economically independent and financially self reliant.
Earlier, The Auditor- General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, said the visit was part of activities lined up for the 47th conference of the body holding in Asaba and commended the state government for upholding good governance.
Mr. Ayine who is the Chairman of the forum said transparency and accountability should remain the nucleus of any government that wants to make positive impact.
He urged other state to emulate the Delta State government for not interfering in the auditing jobs of auditors in the state, emphasising that the burden in the fight against corruption will be reduced if proper auditing was done in both public and private firms.
Mr. Ayine, enjoined auditors to avoid acts capable of portraying the body in bad light, adding that the conference will address issues that will bring about good governance, transparency and proper auditing for maximum result.
The visit was witnessed by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Ovie Agas, the State Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, some commissioners and political appointees.