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 The study evaluated the “effectiveness of financial control establishments in promoting public sector accountability in of Enugu State, Nigeria”. This study was aimed to evaluate the significance of public budget as an instrument of legislative control over public finance, to determine whether the reliance of the Auditor-General on internal audit work influences his audit work and to ascertain the extent of legislative oversight function on state audit performance in Enugu State, Nigeria. To achieve these objectives, the study adopted descriptive survey design. Formal financial control Establishments (Enugu State Ministry of Finance, Office of the Auditor-General of Enugu State and Enugu State House of Assembly) were used for the study. The population of the study was 195 respondents which comprised of treasury staff of Enugu State Ministry of Finance; core Auditors from the Office of the Auditor-General of Enugu State and Public Accounts Committee Members of Enugu State House of Assembly. Primary data was used for the study. Data were collected through questionnaire research instrument on a five-point Likert scale. The reliability of the instrument of the study which was 0.72, was determined using Spearman ranking. The validity of the instrument was measured using content validity, and this was done by three public sector experts from both the academia and public sector. Data collected were analysed using simple linear regression and Pearson product moment correlation, at 5% probability level of significance with the aid of SPSS (v.22). The findings revealed that: The public budget is a significant instrument of Legislative control over public finance (r = in Enugu State, Nigeria. Performance of the Auditor-General is significantly dependent on internal audit work (r = .955, p < 0.05). There is a statistically significant relationship between State audit performance and legislative financial oversight It recommended that the legislature should be more transparent, accountable and competent in the performance of their oversight activities if they are to improve public budget control and accountability. The office of the Auditor-General and Internal Audit Unit in Enugu State, Nigeria should be further strengthened by way of being adequately staffed, equipped, funded and independent to make them more effective institutional mechanisms for financial control and accountability. Lastly, the 1999 Constitution should be amended to give a time frame for the Public Accounts Committee of House of Assembly to consider and report back to the whole house matters arising from the audit reports of the Auditor-General in order to improve his performance.

Project detailsContents
Number of Pages112 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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