2018 Bud­get: MDAs train staff on GIFMIS to ac­cel­er­ate sub­mis­sion

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Sun­day Michael Ogwu, La­gos

The fed­eral gov­ern­ment has com­menced a na­tion­wide train­ing for Min­istries, Depart­ment and Agen­cies (MDAs) on bud­get prepa­ra­tion us­ing the Gov­ern­ment In­te­grated Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIFMIS) to fast track bud­get prepa­ra­tion and track­ing.

GIFMIS is an ITbased sys­tem for bud­get man­age­ment and ac­count­ing that is be­ing im­ple­mented by the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to im­prove Pub­lic Ex­pen­di­ture Man­age­ment pro­cesses, en­hance greater ac­count­abil­ity and trans­parency across Min­istries and Agen­cies.

Ad­dress­ing par­tic­i­pants at the La­gos train­ing, the Direc­tor Gen­eral of Bud­get, Ben Ak­abueze said the gov­ern­ment is train­ing 4,250 par­tic­i­pants across 800 MDAs in the six geopo­lit­i­cal zones of the coun­try as a ma­jor in­stru­ment of achiev­ing the goal of plac­ing the coun­try on a sus­tain­able path of growth.

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