HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Lagos State Audit Service Commission (LASC) was established by Lagos State Audit Law No 7 of 2011 with the responsibility for Career Management of all Auditors in the State Public Service: including providing advice for government on Audit Policy issues.  The aim was to raise the standard of the professional capacity of all Auditors in the State Public Service in line with global practice of transparency and accountability towards the attainment of a true independent Public Audit. The Commission as one of the key Commission has a Chairman and four Commission members who were appointed on the basis of their professional competence and capabilities.

It was in line with the above that the first Commission Members were constituted on 10th March, 2014 by the then Governor of Lagos State Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) with Mrs. Oluwayomi Modupe Akinwolemiwa as the Chairman. The pioneer Commissioners worked assiduously to project the Audit work force.

On 2nd November, 2015 Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the former Governor of Lagos State appointed Mr. Waliu Abiodun Onibon as the Chairman of the commission alongside four (4) commission members. On assumption of Office, the Commission members embarked on review of the work of the first Commission members and the Audit Law with a view to understanding the objectives of the Office. During Mr. Onibon tenure as the Chairman, Series of consultations were held with Stakeholders, the State Auditor-General, Auditor-General for Local Government, the Accountant-General and Central Internal Audit Department and the Audit law, Cap A13 of 2015 was proposed for review.

In December, 2019 Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adepeju Adegbuji-Onikoyi was appointed as the Chairman Audit Service Commission by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, in replacement of Mr. Waliu Onibon after the successful completion of his term in October 2019. The current Commission members were appointed and sworn-in on July 28, 2020.

Audit Service Commission comprises of 7 (Seven) Departments and 5 (Five) Units. The Commission is responsible for engendering trust and confidence in Public Sector processes that exemplify the principles of probity, merit, transparency, impartiality, consistency and fairness. It is committed to ensuring that these core principles are not mere ends in themselves but the means to achieving the greater goal; thus facilitating the delivery of an efficient and effective Public Service.

 

MEMBERS OF THE AUDIT SERVICE COMMISSION

S/N NAME POSITION
1 Mrs. Oluwatoyin Adepeju Adegbuji-Onikoyi Chairman
2 Mrs. Jokotola Ayodele Ojosipe-Ogundimu Commissioner I
3 Mr. Emmanuel Sunday Kappo Commissioner II
4 Mr. Jimoh Akanbi Ibrahim Commissioner III
5 Mrs. Ogbara Kafilat Commissioner IV
6 Mr. Hundogan Sewanu Temitope Permanent Secretary

 VISION STATEMENT

“To be a world class Organisation committed to excellence in Public Service Audit .”

MISSION STATEMENT

Building a disciplined , highly motivated work force committed to professionalism and safety of public funds and providing technical advice to the State Government on Audit Policy issues .

GOAL

Enhancement of Auditors’ Independence and professionalism

DEPARTMENTS AND UNITS IN THE COMMISSION

Departments:

ACCOUNTS

AUDIT DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING DEPT

ADMIN & HUMAN RESOURCE

CAREER MANAGEMENT

RECRUITMENT & APPEAL

SECRETARIAT

EXIT AND DISCIPLINE

UNITS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT

PLANNING

PROCUREMENT

ICT UNIT