Olalekan Adetayo

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered all ministries, agencies and departments of government to immediately put a stop to the current arrangement in which they operate multiple bank accounts for the purpose of keeping revenues and incomes.President-Muhammadu-Buhari

He said henceforth, agencies of government must start paying revenues, incomes and other receipts into what he called a Treasury Single Account domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The directive was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.
Akande explained that the President’s directive was meant to promote transparency and facilitate compliance with Sections 80 and 162 of the 1999 Constitution.

“Henceforth, all receipts due to the Federal Government or any of its agencies must be paid into TSA or designated accounts maintained and operated in the Central Bank of Nigeria, except otherwise expressly approved,” the statement said. Read More →

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