Buhari: Ac­count­abil­ity is our watch­word

Weekly Trust - - News - Is­mail Mu­dashir

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari yes­ter­day said his ad­min­is­tra­tion re­mained fo­cused and more en­er­gized in en­sur­ing ac­count­abil­ity in the coun­try, not­ing that en­forc­ing the Trea­sury Sin­gle Ac­count (TSA) was not op­tional for growth.

Re­ceiv­ing ex­ec­u­tives of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Na­tional Ac­coun­tants of Nige­ria (ANAN) led by Al­haji Shehu Us­man Ladan at the Pres­i­den­tial Villa, Buhari said in­sis­tence on the fi­nan­cial struc­ture re­quired much sac­ri­fice and fo­cus on the part of the gov­ern­ment as “ac­count­abil­ity’’ was no longer op­tional.

“One of the car­di­nal ob­jec­tives of this ad­min­is­tra­tion is that peo­ple and all gov­ern­ment in­sti­tu­tions must give ac­count for what comes in and goes out.

“We did not in­tro­duce TSA, but we en­forced it. TSA makes a lot of sense that you must have to give ac­count for what­ever comes in and goes out in gov­ern­ment fi­nance; that’s ac­count­abil­ity,’’ he was quoted in a state­ment by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

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