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Idris appeals to National Assembly on TSA

05 February 2016, 21:39Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris, has appealed to legislators to facilitate the Treasury Single Account (TSA) operation and implementation in the National Assembly.

He made this appeal while receiving the Senate committee members on Public Account when they visited the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) as part of their mandate in ensuring accountability, transparency and management of public financial resources of the country.

Idris enumerated the challenges that the Treasury House faced, which include non compliance of agencies with the rules and guidelines around TSA.

He thus called on the Committee Members to enact laws that would help to resolve the problems. Idris appealed to the legislators to promulgate laws that would sanction defaulters.

He also cited lack of proper or adequate funding as an issue that needs to be addressed through the 2016 Budget as well as resuscitation of the Foreign Missions which were meant to generate some finances for the government.

Also Read: AG welcomes Treasury Single Account establishment

TSA is one of the financial policies implemented by the federal government to consolidate all in flows from all the ministries, departments and agencies in the country by way of deposit into commercial banks traceable into a single account at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The Chairman of the Committee, Andy Ubah, expressed dedication to help resolve the issues.

“We are dedicated stakeholders in the struggle to fight corruption in spite of our busy schedule at the National Assembly,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Accountant-General highlighted some achievements of the Treasury House in the seven months since he assumed duty as the Accountant General.

Achieved through Corporate Social Responsibility by some banks, they include six new new buses for staff movement, a new carport, a crèche for babies of staff members, a clinic and computer equipment, among others.

- CAJ News


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