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 Benue State University, Makurdi

Audit Unit

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DIRECTORATE
The Directorate of Internal Audit was initially a Unit at the inception of the University in 1992. It was headed by the Chief Internal Auditor from 1992 – 2010. Due to the rapid expansion of the University, both the structure and manpower (staff and students), the University Management saw the need to upgrade the Internal Audit to a full Directorate to enable it meet up with the diverse challenges the came with the growth. Hence, the Directorate of Internal Audit was formerly approved by the Governing Council of the University in June 2010 and a Director appointed to man the affairs of the Directorate.

The staff strength was also increased from 4 Internal Auditors to 8. This numbers is still grossly inadequate in view of the enormous responsibilities of the Directorate.

OPERATIONS OF THE DIRECTORATE
The Internal Audit function is an independent, objective and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. It helps the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. With commitment to integrity and accountability, Internal Auditing provides value to the University Council and Management as an objective source of independent advice.