President Bola Tinubu has announced that a comprehensive forensic audit of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is currently in progress.
Additionally, Tinubu also said there are plans for a thorough overhaul of the civil service payroll, as revealed during a meeting with World Bank President Ajay Banga at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday.
The President’s statement reads thus: “A comprehensive forensic audit is ongoing at the Central Bank. We are going to do a very serious structural review of the civil service payroll. I can’t believe in the numbers I’m seeing and I’ve had that experience before at the state level.
”The reforms are in tandem with Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business programme. We’ll block all financial loopholes. The reforms will be targeted at the way we work, change of attitude and equally on educating our people. It’s costly but we will do it.
‘‘We stand as a vibrant and educated society, seeking to avert chaos through strategic interventions. Your proactive engagement aligns with our quest for partnership, and together, we shall pursue mutual benefits that enrich us all,” the President said.