Internal Auditing in Government was
in operation prior to independence, but was discontinued following the Economic
Commission report of 1962. The system was reintroduced in 1984 when it become
apparent that its absence had contributed to laxity in the management of public
resources compliance with the relevant laws, regulations and procedures and a
general lack of effective Internal Control System. In 1995, the Internal Audit
Department was reorganized and renamed Audit Inspectorate. Internal Auditors were
clustered in units from where they conducted Audit Inspections. In 1997, the
department was restructured and decentralized and placed under the ambit of the
National treasury where it remain till date.
The Internal Audit Department in
Federal Medical Centre Asaba uphold the conduct of effective discharge of their
responsibilities by evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of the Internal
Controls System Implemented by the Accounting Officer and Authority to Incur
Expenditure (AIE) holders to ensure the appropriate assessment of risk and adoption
of strategies to manage risks within acceptable levels
The overall objective of Internal Audit is to provide quality assurance to management of the centre reminding the management of the center on the key risks and to provide Independent and objective advice and counsel to management to assist them in discharging their duties and responsibilities.
In line with the mission statement of
the department, the general objectives of the office of the Internal Audit are disseminating
Internal Audit policies, actions plan, guidelines etc.
To be a trusted and innovative Internal Audit service provider to public sector management and other stake holders.
To provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value improve the hospital organizational operations of public sector institutions through a systematic evaluation of governance risk management and controls.
Internal Audit Department (IAD) is an Independent review function set up within in the Civil service as stipulated in section 73 of the public finance management Act 2012.
THE KEY MANDATES ARE:
The department is headed by Director of internal Audit (DIA) who is assisted by a team of Internal Auditors of various ranks from Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) Assistant Chief Internal Auditor (ACIA) etc the Director of Internal Audit (DIA) who is the head of the Department reports directly to the medical Director/Chief Executive in charge of the centre.
The overall objective of Internal
Audit is to provide quality assurance to management of the centre, reminding
the management of the key risks and to provide independent and objectives
advice and counsel to management to assist them in discharging their duties and
In line with the mission statement of the department, the general objective of the office of internal Audit are as follows:
To achieve these objectives the department shall leverage on technology, develop talent, anticipate risks and develop appropriate strategies.
OUR CORE VALUES INCLUDES
The integrity internal
auditors establishes trust and thus provides the basis for reliance on their
internal auditors exhibit the highest level of professional objectivity in gathering evaluating communicating information about the activity on process being examined internal auditors makes a balance assessment of all the influenced by their own interest or by others in forming judgment
Internal Auditors respect the value and ownership of information they receive and do not disclose information without appropriate authority
Internal Auditors apply the knowledge, skills, and expensive needed in the performance of Internal Audit services