For the umpteenth time, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, has voiced the commitment of the federal government to full implementation of the financial management reforms and entrenchment of transparency in government’s financial transactions.
Idris, while addressing the management of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) who called on him in Abuja, maintained that in addition to the tremendous successes that initiatives such as the treasury single account (TSA), integrated payroll and personnel information system (IPPIS), international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS) have yielded, the federal government, in its avowed determination to entrench transparency, has inaugurated the open treasury portal to give the public access to the revenues and expenditures of every federal government’s agency.
The AGF welcomed NCAA as a partner in the federal government’s financial reforms and declared that the federal treasury has thrown its doors open for collaboration, partnership and synergy with public and private organisations to ensure successes of the reforms.
Idris described aviation as a specialised and very technical sector which can only be regulated by professionals, noting that the leadership of NCAA has displayed the ability to handle the task before them.
He commended the management of NCAA for their activities so far and stressed the need for implementation of more ideas and strategies that will guarantee continuous safety in the aviation.
“Of recent, you took some drastic measures to ensure safety, sanity and decorum. It is a good thing and we want to see more of that, we want to see more safety measures taken in the industry”, he said.
In his remarks, the Director-General (DG) of NCAA, Captain Musa Nuhu, said the aviation industry is critical to the economy of any country and it is imperative that aviation regulations are complied with.
He commended the AGF on his financial management reforms and assured that the NCAA would not renege in its determination to ensure continuous safety of the aviation industry.