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
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.
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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,
- CAJ News