Transparency portal: Info on government transactions now accessible – AGF
With the Open Transparency Portal (OTP) recently inaugurated by the Federal Government, information on financial transactions by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are readily available and can be easily accessed.
The accountant-general of the federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris made this known while addressing the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, led on a courtesy visit to him by the pro-chancellor/chairman, Governing Council of the institution, Godknows Igali.
According to him, “through the OTP, financial transactions by agencies can be seen by whoever desires their pattern of expenditure, funding and the authority behind a specific expenditure. Interested individuals, organisations and investigative agencies can now get on the OTP and see for themselves all the information they need concerning patterns on expenditure”.
While recounting the successes recorded by the various financial management reform initiatives of the government, Idris noted that the OTP has further demonstrated the Federal Government’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficient management of public finances.
He congratulated the chairman and members of the governing council of the institution on their appointment and expressed optimism that their presence on the board will add value in no small measure to the development of the institution.
In his response to a request by the governing council for partnership with the treasury, the AGF noted that such partnership would be of mutual benefit to both organisations.
He said officials of the office of the AGF would sit with key personnel of the institution to map out strategies for effective partnership and expressed the readiness of his Office to let the institution make use of the treasury academy, Orozo as its Abuja study centre.
The pro-chancellor, Igali said the council would work hard to fulfill the charge by the president that universities should be problem-solvers.
He commended the AGF for the successes recorded in the implementation of the various reforms initiatives and proposed close working relationship between the university and the treasury.