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Government Financial reforms yielding positive dividends – AGF

The Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Idris Ahmed says President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has recorded commendable achievements in the management of scare resources since assumption of office in 2015.

He stated this at his investiture as the first President and Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management, CITM in Abuja.

According to him reforms such as the Treasury Single Account,TSA, Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System IPPIS and Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System GIFMIS among others has helped the government maximise scare resources.

Alhaji Ahmed noted that the primary objective of these reforms were to ensure the sustenance of a stable fiscal position of the Federal Government that would engender efficient delivery of public goods and services in a transparent and accountable manner.

He added that the reforms introduced by the government are also being advanced to the next level in order to achieve
optimum benefits as well as sustain the gains of the reforms.

Speaking on the Institute, the Account General who noted that the journey towards achieving the legal charter was difficult said the uncommon diligence and tenacity of the founding fathers paid off with the passage and assent of the Chartered Institute of Treasury Management Establishment Act, 2021.

He promised to build a world class professional treasury personnel that are conversant with complexities of modern treasury management and could competently and efficiently manage public, corporate and private treasuries as the case may be.

Earlier the Registrar of the Institute, Olumide Adedoyin said the Institute will raise a national consciousness of accountability, transparency, prudence and probity in public offices as a multipurpose vehicle to address the Nation’s economic challenges.

By Aisha Adesanya

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