By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The Federal Government has approved the posting of Treasury Directors from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) to revenue generating agencies as Directors of Revenue .
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed announced this on Thursday at the 2020 Management Retreat organised by the OAGF for Treasury Directors of Finance and Accounts and Directors of Internal Audit in Kano.
According to a statement from the OAGF made available in Abuja, the Minister said the pilot phase of the posting of the Revenue Directors will commence with few Revenue Agencies.
She charged the Revenue Directors that will be so posted to live above board and work to ensure increased revenue generation by the Agencies.
The Minister said her Ministry will commence the stoppage of the salaries of all Federal Government employees that are not on the IPPIS platform.
She said some public servants have resisted all efforts to get them registered on the IPPIS platform, thus the next line of action will be to implement the directive of the President by stopping their salaries.
Ahmed urged the Directors of Finance and Accounts and Directors of Internal Audit to use the Retreat as a platform to evolve ideas that will ensure fulfilment of the Federal Government’s vision of accountability in public finance management.
In his welcome address at the Retreat, the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said his office will continue to mordenise and address the challenges confronting the country’s payment system and improve the overall operations of the Federal Treasury.
He said the Retreat will provide a platform to review the progress achieved so far in the implementation of the Federal Government’s financial management reforms, with emphasis on the benefits, challenges and the way forward.
The three-day Retreat with the theme, “Global Best Practices in 21st Century Treasury Management”, ends on Saturday.