Accountant General Advocates Compliance With Financial Rules

Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris
Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has asked accountants and finance officers in the public service, including those in the military, to ensure strict compliance with government financial regulations.

The Accountant General gave this advice in his office in Abuja recently when he was visited by delegation of officers of the Nigerian Navy who were on a four week training course on Public Financial Management at the Federal Treasury Academy, Orozo.

Idris urged to young officers to contribute their quota to the realisation of the goals of government in achieving prudence, transparency and accountability in the management of public funds.



    “As you young officers are desirous to contribute your quota to the development of Nigeria, I  urge you to put into practice what you have learnt at the school, so that Government policies on financial management,  which is to ensure prudence, transparency  and accountability can be realized”, he advised.

    He also warned the officers not to be overambitious or soil their hands while in service, urging that they learn lessons from the story of respected serving and retired officers who are being investigated or prosecuted for alleged corrupt practices while in office.

    Speaking on behalf of the delegation, K.P. Ikporo, Sub – Lieutenant, thanked the Accountant General for receiving the group and commended the quality of training given at the Federal Treasury Academy, adding that the young officers’ understanding of Public Financial Management have been greatly enhanced.

    Also speaking t the occasion, the Director of the Federal Treasury Academy, Adebola Olalekan, expressed appreciation to the AGF for his commitment to transforming the school into a world class institution.


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