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    Mr. Aghughu Adolphus A. (JP), FCNA

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    Aghughu, Adolphus A. JP; FCNA, FCTI.

    Former Auditor-General for the Federation (26 January 2021 - 7th September 2022).

    Former Chairperson, African Union Board of External Auditors


    Early life and education

    Mr. Aghughu, Adolphus Arhotomhenla was born on 7th September 1962 into the family of Mr and Mrs Aghughu lhuean of Idima Ewatto, Esan South East LGA in Edo State.

    His educational background started at Eguare Primary School, Ewatto from 1970 - 1975 with Primary School Leaving Certificate (Merit Grade); Teachers' Certificate Grade 2 from St. Thomas' Teachers College Ibusa, now Delta State between 1975 - 1980; GCE (O/ L) Six credits 1980/81; Bendel State University now Anbrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Bendel State (Now Edo State) Nigeria 1982 - 1986 with B.Sc Honours (Economics) 2nd Class Upper Division; National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano State 1987; the University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria with M.Sc (Economics) Money and Banking in 1994 - 1997, and currently a part- time Ph.D student (Environmental Resource Management) with effect from 2017 at the school of Postgraduate Studies, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria.

    Professional career

    The young Adolphus started his working experience as a teacher with Bendel State Government (now Edo State Government) from July 1980- 1982;

    Accountant, Edo State Government 1988 - 1992;

    Auditor, Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation 1992 - Date;

    Promoted to the rank of Director of Audit with effect from January 01, 2016, by the Federal Civil Service Commission and was a candidate up to the final stage for the Post of Federal Permanent Secretary examination 2018 and 2019.

    Adolphus is a Fellow of the Certified National Accountant of Nigeria, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTl) and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He attended the following short courses with dates:

    i . Certificates of Participation at INTOSAI WGEA Assembly Meetings: 1 5th (Tallinn - June 3 -6, 2013), 16th (Philippines 29 Sept - Oct. 2014), 17th (Jakarta - Oct. 24 - 27, 2016) & 18th (Bandung - July 17 - 19, 2018)

    1. Certificate of Participation at International Congress of Supreme Audit Institution XXII - INCOSAI 2016 U.A.E 7th 11th December 2016

    iii. AFROSAI-E certificate on workshop on Performance Audit supervision & review Johannesburg South Africa. October. 19 -23, 2015

    1. INTOSAI-WGEA certificate, 1st course on Environmental Auditing ICED Jaipur India 2013.
    2.  AFROSAI -E Diploma Certificate in Performance Auditing (PA). A 3-Module Course in PA in South Africa, 2012/2013 Edition

    Adolphus also served as:

    1. Auditor, Project Preparatory Facility for World Bank Funded Sustainable Management of Solid Minerals Development: 2004 - 2005 ii. Focal Point SAI Nigeria, completed AFROSAI WGEA cooperative Audit Initiative with LCBC member countries of Cameroon, Chad, Niger & Nigeria, first of its kind in Africa, "Environmental Audit on the Drying up of Lake Chad: A Focus on Water Resources Quantity Management, 2008 - 2013 (National & Joint Report May 2015)" iii. Focal Point SAI Nigeria, completed AFROSAI-E cooperative Audit Initiative on "Integrating Environmental Risks in an Audit at Local Government Level: Federal Capital City (FCC) of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria (Environmental Audit Report, May 2017)" iv. Chairman, OAuGF Strategic Development Plan Planning Committee for 2017 - 2022
    2. Chairman, OAuGF Budget Planning Committee, 2017 & 2018
    3. Served as the elected chairperson, African Union Board of External Auditors. 

    On Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, Mr Adolphus Aghughu retired from the civil service after attaining 60 years of age.

    Personal life

    Adolphus is happily married and blessed with children and his hobbies include: Gardening, Driving and Reading.

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