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OAuGF Holds Seminar on Auditing and Cybersecurity

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A Cross-Section of Staff during the Seminar on Cybersecurity held on Wednesday 4th December, 2019.

The Joint Negotiations Council of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation, has organized a seminar on cybersecurity to sensitize staff on the audit responsibility in relation to information security.

The event which took place at the Audit House in Abuja on Wednesday 4th December, 2019 also served as congress for the various associations that make up the JNC, including the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) and the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (NUPSRAW).

Speaking at the seminar, the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine who was represented by the Director of Human Resources, Mal. Umar Abdullahi Utono, lauded the Council for the initiative and urged participants to take advantage of the training to further equip themselves.

“Cybersecurity is crucial to our work. It involves the confidentiality, integrity, reliability, and availability of information. As auditors, our work as it relates to cybersecurity includes ensuring that the accuracy and completeness of information and processing methods are safeguarded,” he said.

Chairman of the JNC, Abubakar Muhammed Abubakar, thanked the AuGF for working to reposition the Office in spite of the meager allocation of resources, and for his support in providing a bus which will help to ease the transportation difficulties of staff.

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The AuGF (represented by the Director of Human Resources) during the commissioning of the staff bus

flanked by directors and other members of staff.

He further urged staff to aspire for great leadership positions in both local and international institutions such as the United Nations, African Union, ECOWAS, Auditor-General of the 36 states of the federation and the 774 Local Government Areas across the country.

“This will help to step down our standardization to all the states and local government in the federation, and enable the Office achieve many more for about 200 million Nigerians. We must stay safe against all cyber threats and issues for the assured result of Auditor-General of the country,” Abubakar said.

Lead resource person at the seminar, Opeyemi Onifade, who spoke on the topic: “Auditing and Cybersecurity Focus Areas” said an effective security control is one that prevents, detects, and contains an incident that enables recovery from any event; adding that the role of the auditor is to assure that right controls are in place and effective.

High point of the programme was the launch of the staff bus which the chairman announced will be free to the routes on Wednesday; adding that more buses will be added to the number soon.

Other topics handled by sector experts include: “Sources of Conflict in the Workplace" and “Health Insurance”.

Oghenekevwe Ebireri

For: DD (Information)


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