The manual is published to assist the Commission in defining authorities and powers within which the body operates to discharge its functions as an Anti-Corruption Agency concerned with accountability and transparency in managing State and Local Government resources.
Although the Commission is autonomous however it relates with the State House of Assembly and the Office of the Attorney General to whom it submit its report. The autonomy is intended to give the Commission the power to execute its functions without let or hindrance. See the attached organizational structures of the Commission indicating the channels through which it execute its power.
The vision and mission of the Commission is as stated in Article 5 (2) and 5 (3). The mandate of the Commission, functions and powers are clearly stated in article 7, 8 and 9.
The standing orders gives a clear view of how meetings of the Commission are convene, attendance, quorum voting procedure and the record keeping of the proceedings.
The function of the technical unit has spelled out how the Commission will go about achieving its goals and fully implement its mandate.
The critical areas where the attention of members should focus are:
a. Medium Term Economic Framework
b. Annual Budget Preparation and the Budget Planning
c. Public Revenue, it focus and target collection, remittance are the most critical and crucial areas.
d. Public expenditure and accountability, for any expenditure to be transparent it must be brought to the public attention for close scrutiny.
However, the Monitoring Unit will require a number of expectations as envisage by the law, it requires experts in development and financial planning, engineers architect, data analysis for it to be successful.
Legal unit and Investigation:
Just like the Monitoring Unit, this Units require financial experts, experience auditors and legal personnel etc for it to perform it functions. For the enforcement to take place within the Commission and other MDAs. This Unit will lead all investigation of offences and violations and provide legal services to the Commission.
Policy and Standard:
The Monitoring and Enforcement Units are the tools to be use to establish standard in all MDAs, they are to maintain probity transparency and accountability.
Common Service Unit
This Unit is to maintain the enabling environment for the smooth operation of every unit within the Commission. They maintain accurate records of all proceedings, they allocate resources for all activities and maintain discipline within the staff of the Commission.
The two directorates will collaborate with the Committees established to guide and plan the day to day activities of the directorates, collect and they also provide analysis on the impact in economic situations. They are to establish the strength and weakness on the data collection.
In view of the above, the Commission recommend the immediate establishment of the two Committees. The two committees to be established are: Monitoring and Evaluation Committee with the following Membership:
1- Adamu Yakubu – Ex-officio Member Planning Commission – Chairman
2- Madam Christy Myada Member AFRC – Member
3- Mr. Samuel T. Kwaghe Member AFRC – Member
4- Tumba Yame Planning Officer AFRC – Member
5- Samaila Moses Budget Officer AFRC – Member
The terms of reference of this Committee is spelt out in Article 11 (2):1 of the operational manual.
LEGAL, INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE
1- Barr. Mohammed Audu Gangs – Exofficio Member AGs Office – Chairman
2- Alh. Dahiru Adamu Member AFRC – Member
3- Madam Elizabeth A. Njiddere Member AFRC – Member
4- Aminu Ibrahim Babajo Esq Legal Officer AFRC – Member
The terms of reference of this committee is as specified in Article 13:2:4-5
We are urging the members concerned to thoroughly study this manual and advise us accordingly and endorse it for final adoption.