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Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by Nobody: 8:04am On Nov 17, 2015
Indications have emerged debunking recent media reports that former President Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for signing the contract with SystemSpecs, the owners of Remita software, which is currently being used for the implementation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed Treasury Single Account (TSA)

The media reports comes on the heels of revelations that at least N25 billion have been paid to SystemSpecs, amounting to 1% of all monies remitted to the TSA.


According to investigations by the Hope For Nigeria group, Mallam Umar Sani, the former Senior Special Adviser to former Vice President Namadi Sambo availed that the immediate past government never signed any agreement with SystemSpec.

He said: “The government as at that time began the implementation of TSA through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), a World Bank assisted Project domiciled in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and it is through GIFMIS that all government Budget (Personnel, Overhead, Capital, Transfers etc) transactions are carried out, so why do they need Remitta?

“I can categorically tell you that it is the new Accountant General, Mallam Ahmed Idris, that put forward the Remitta proposal, but some other Directors led by the Director, Funds (Dikwa) vehemently opposed it on the grounds that government cannot have more than one payment platform and instead of using Remita to implement TSA, GIFMIS should be used”.

Also speaking on the issue, an official at the Federal Ministry of Finance who spoke on the condition of anonymity said that the “outrageous” agreement with SystemSpec on the use of REMITA software as a payment platform has nothing to do former President Goodluck Jonathan, as they did not sign any agreement.

Also speaking to the group on Friday, November 13, 2015, an official of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) availed that the apex bank has its own bespoke software for e-Payments and e-Collections, adding that there is no need for the use of REMITA.

Source:http://www.thetrentonline.com/buharis-accountant-general-signed-tsa-agreement-with-remita-not-jonathan-report/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by contactlenz: 8:05am On Nov 17, 2015
Trentonline, breakingnewstimes are all PDP propaganda outlets. Believe them at your own peril.



PDP news outlets trying to cover their tracks after shooting themselves in the feet through Fayose's outburst .

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by olaboy33(m): 8:08am On Nov 17, 2015
Wey fayose?
Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by bonechamberlain(m): 8:09am On Nov 17, 2015
ok over to buhari, always looking for ways to put GEJ 's name on every shady deal, no this has been debunked.

what the next propaganda.

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by oshyno(m): 8:43am On Nov 17, 2015
I knew that for Fayose and PDP to be saying what they are saying means they know it has nothing to do with GEJ.
Fayose and d likes have intels me and you don't. That explains why hez been shouting that d owners and everything about d deal be made open.

I was wondering too why engage 3rd party in such a humongous transaction when we have CBN.

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by drss(m): 9:17am On Nov 17, 2015
contactlenz:
Trentonline, breakingnewstimes are all PDP propaganda outlets. Believe them at your own peril.



PDP news outlets trying to cover their tracks after shooting themselves in the feet through Fayose's outburst .
if d news is lies why did cbn hurriedly collected d billions of naira diducted by remita when dino malaye raised d alarm? Buari trying to milk d nation dry through tsa. Yeye dey smell.

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by contactlenz: 9:34am On Nov 17, 2015
drss:
if d news is lies why did cbn hurriedly collected d billions of naira diducted by remita when dino malaye raised d alarm? Buari trying to milk d nation dry through tsa. Yeye dey smell.

The FG ordered the CBN to collect the money deducted by systemspecs the owner of the software / e-payment platform called REMITA on the 27th of October and asked for the terms of the contract reviewed, long before Dino Melaye made his bogus claim.

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by PRYCE(m): 9:37am On Nov 17, 2015
Jonathan will continue being vindicated either by credible news outlets or The FG's panic talk!

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Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by OrlandoOwoh(m): 9:40am On Nov 17, 2015
Immediately I saw Hope For Nigeria, I scrolled down to check the source. It's Trent Online. These are PDP propaganda media that spread lies.
Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by OnReflection: 9:44am On Nov 17, 2015
PRYCE:
Jonathan will continue being vindicated either by credible news outlets or The FG's panic talk!

Still trying to turn stone into water on behalf of your spendthrift-hero?


SystemSpec Writes PMB, Says It Commenced TSA Collection In 2011, Never Received N25bn
BY NSE ANTHONY-UKO

— Nov 16, 2015 2:32 am

SystemSpecs, the firm that owns Remita, the e-payment and e-collection software used by the federal government to implement payments into the Treasury Single Account (TSA), has written a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversy surrounding the 1% processing fee charged on inflow into the TSA.

In the letter to Buhari, the firm dismissed allegations of wrongdoing, saying that it was contracted in 2011 when President Goodluck Jonathan was still in office, whilst Emir Lamido Sanusi was Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The company further dismissed allegations made against it by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) that the firm was making about N25bn as commission, saying it made about N3billion from the 1% processing fee as its share since the implementation of the project.

According to System Specs, it actually shared the processing fee with banks affected by the implementation of the TSA and the CBN in ratios of .5 %, .4% and .1% respectively.

The CBN under current Governor Godwin Emefiele in August directed the company to refund monies deducted as processing fees when it discovered that over N8 billion was collected.

The SystemSpecs’s letter to the President dated November 6, 2015 and signed by its Managing Director, Mr. John Obaro, reads in part: “Your Excellency, we are aware that you must have heard series of reports around the 1% processing fees chargeable on e-Collections of Government receipts. We will like to provide some background on these issues sir.

“System Specs was engaged to provide the Payment Gateway for TSA in 2011. While the payment leg of TSA commenced in January 2012, the collection component did not start as scheduled due to the resistance from a number of quarters and the absence of the political will to push this through.

“In 2013, CBN and OAGF setup a multi-stakeholder implementation committee and organised a joint seminar with key stakeholders, including banks, to agree formalities for commencement of e-collection.

“The Banks proposed a fee of 5% to compensate for the fact that they would no longer keep float.

“The implementation committee however recommended 2.5% after negotiation with the banks.”

“The then AGF later approved 1% as processing fee, which was in turn communicated to all the stakeholders through CBN in December 2013. Subsequently, we executed a contract with CBN and other stakeholders involved on the provision of services to support TSA.

“Based on the increased scope of the TSA project, following your directive in August 2015 for all MDAs to join the scheme, we had highlighted the need for a stakeholder meeting to discuss the TSA e-collection fees. This was communicated to both CBN and OAGF.

“Instead of an invitation for a stakeholders meeting as requested, we received a directive from the CBN Governor to refund all TSA e-collection fees earned to date and to suspend all charges on the platform.

“System Specs has since complied fully with this directive and refunded all monies earned to date to CBN. This we did in good faith and without prejudice to avoid distractions that could becloud the bigger potential of the TSA project for our country.

“While we await clarification from OAGF/CBN on the way forward, we have since suspended all TSA e collection fees on the platform. This means that none of the TSA collection parties/channels are earning any fees for providing services to Government.

“This position is however not sustainable as the collection partner banks are threatening to suspend FGN TSA collections. This would clearly be playing into the hands of those who do not wish this initiative to succeed.

“We understand the strategic importance of the TSA project to this administration and the country at large. We have demonstrated good faith and continued commitment to the project in the last four years to deliver on our mandate.

“We will continue to do all within our power to bring the project to full term.

“Your Excellency, we would appreciate your kind and urgent intervention to ensure a speedy resolution of this matter before the banks stop collections.”

Source: http://leadership.ng/news/474890/systemspec-writes-pmb-says-it-commenced-tsa-collection-in-2011-never-received-n25bn
Re: Buhari’s Accountant General Signed TSA Agreement With REMITA, Not Jonathan by kosovo(m): 9:47am On Nov 17, 2015
OrlandoOwoh:
Immediately I saw Hope For Nigeria, I scrolled down to check the source. It's Trent Online. These are PDP propaganda media that spread lies.

And what is Sahara reporters?

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