By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The Forum of Commissioners for Finance of the Federation has commiserated with the Accountant- General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris over the recent unfortunate fire outbreak at the Treasury House, Abuja.
The Chairman of the Forum, Hon. David Olofu delivered this message when he led a delegation of the Forum on a solidarity visit to the Accountant- General of the Federation on behalf of other members of the Forum.
A statement by the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations, Mr Henshaw Ogubike on Wednesday, said the Forum was impressed by the efforts of the AGF in restoring services on the GIFMIS platform less than 24 hours after the fire outbreak.
Hon. Olofu, who is also the Commissioner for Finance in Benue State, expressed the relief of the Forum of Commissioners for Finance of the Federation that no document related to federation accounts were destroyed in the fire outbreak.
He said the Forum has had a cordial working relationship with the Office and commended the AGF for the various financial management reforms implemented in the last five years including the migration of the operations of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) from manual to electronic processing and distribution of Federation Revenue to the three tiers of government.
The Chairman revealed that the April 2020 edition of the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting will hold through video conferencing due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his response, the AGF commended the delegation for the visit. He said the solidarity visit was a clear confirmation of the cordial working relationship that exists between the Forum and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.
Ahmed restated the commitment of his Office to see through the efficient implementation of the various financial reforms of the Federal Government.
The delegation during the solidarity included, the Acting Chairman Committee on Indices and Allocation of the Forum and Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Gombe State, Mallam Muhammad Gambo Magaji.