Buhari orders AGF, MDAs to publish details of financial activities daily/ Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has order the Account-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure daily publication of their financial activities. 

Buhari gave the directive on Monday while launching the Federal Government Transparency Policy/Open-Treasury portal in Abuja.

According to the President who was represented by Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, the AGF as well as other treasury members must publish daily payments of N10 million while the MDAs must document any expenditure above N5 million.

Buhari stated the directive has become essential to further strengthen his administration’s drive to promote transparency and accountability in public finance.

His words: “The government has committed to full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 so that government-held datasets can be availed and used by the media and the public at large. All MDAs are required to promptly respond to additional requests for information beyond what is published.

“With these reports, the treasury will publish payments of at least N10 million while all MDAS must publish payments above N5 million made out of all public funds under their purview.

“The reports must include the MDA responsible, the beneficiary, the purpose and amount of each payment. Accounting Officers are responsible for providing answers to any questions from the public relating to transactions completed by entities under their charge.

“All MDAS must publish monthly budget performance reports. These reports must include the performance of the budget by various dimensions including MDAs, functions and economic activities performed by all federal government agencies. These reports must be ready within seven days after the end of the month.”


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