The Auditor General for the Federation Aghughu Adolphus, has said that his office lacked sufficient operational staff to function optimally as over 500 vacancies needed to be filled due to retirement.
The AuGF disclosed this in Abuja when the Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives paid him an oversight visit at his office.
He said that the absence of operational staff had inhibited the performance of the office at both national and state levels.
Adolphus said he had made contact with the Minister of Finance over the challenge.
He also stated that the office was faced with the challenge of lack of operational vehicles as most of vehicles available were in bad shape.
Adolphus said, “Since I took over in October 2020, we have not been able to sort out issues related to the handover note.
“We have been expecting auditors to come and audit our office as it is opened for auditing like other offices.”
Chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, also expressed concern over lack of adequate workforce in the office.