Zamfara to adopt Treasury Single Account

Posted by News Express | 13 January 2016 | 2,984 times

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The Zamfara Government said on Tuesday that it would adopt the Treasury Single Account (TSA) as part of its efforts to eradicate corruption in the state.

The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Umar Bukkuyum, made the disclosure at a news conference in Gusau.

Bukkuyum said the state government had set-up a seven-man committee toward achieving the objective.

He said the committee to be headed by the governor would also have the commissioners for Finance, Commerce and Industry as well as Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs as members.

Others are commissioners for Works and Transport and Science and Technology while the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Abdullahi Shinkafi, would serve as secretary.

“Part of the responsibilities of the committee is to ensure that all Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state operate the single account which would be managed through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).”

He said the committee had begun work and had frozen over 1,000 accounts operated by various state government organs.

The commissioner said the initiative would help the state government to effectively maintain a record of its financial transactions and also improve on transparency and accountability.

He called on MDAs to cooperate with the state government to achieve the desired goal. (NAN)

•Photo shows Zamfara Gov. Abdulaziz Yari.

Source: News Express

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