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Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Islie: 7:35pm On May 14
Seven years after the federal government commenced the gradual implementation of the Single Treasury Account (TSA) in 2012, the legislature and the judiciary are yet to comply with the policy.

Even without the participation of the two arms of government in the scheme, transactions in the TSA have reached an all-time high of N30 trillion, the executive arm of government has said.

TSA is a unified structure of government bank accounts where revenue accruing to Ministries, Departments and Agencies are paid into one account before disbursement. The policy enhances the consolidation and optimal use of public funds.

Surprisingly, the legislature and the judiciary are yet to key into almost four years after the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari made it mandatory for all MDAs and all arms of government.

The refusal of the judiciary and legislature to join the platform which also seeks to entrench transparency, accountability and ease of transactions across government establishments was announced yesterday in Abuja by the director in charge of TSA in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr. Sylva Okolieaboh.

He told journalists that the refusal of both the judiciary and the legislature to join the platform was simply “political”.

Okolieaboh said: “In terms of coverage, everybody is in apart from the judiciary and the National Assembly. But their non-involvement is something that is a little bit political. It’s something we intend to look into in the coming months.”

The director, who said the policy enjoys 100 per cent support from the executive, quickly remarked that “the coverage is not 100 per cent. The inability of the judiciary and the National Assembly to join is political. But I believe it’s something that can be sorted out…”

He also disclosed that the TSA policy has recorded about N30 trillion transactions, with about N10 trillion passing through the account in terms of cash remittance and withdrawals.

According to him, “if you are looking at transactions in terms of turnover, we should be talking of about N20trillion and N30 trillion. Remember money is in and out of the TSA.”

Okolieaboh spoke on the sideline of a visit by a delegation from The Gambia to Nigeria on a European Union (EU)-funded visit to understudy the implementation of TSA in the country.

The Gambian team led by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ada Gaya and the country’s accountant-general, Momodou Lamin Bah, met with some government officials, including the minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, the accountant-general of the federation, who was represented by the director of Funds in OAGF, Muhammad Usman, in Abuja.

Okolieaboh, however, did not disclose the current balance in the TSA.

In her welcome address, Ahmed said that the coming of government officials from The Gambia to understudy the successful implementation of TSA in Nigeria reaffirmed the fact that what Nigeria had done with the policy was a good example.

Ahmed said: “TSA has helped us to enforce our liquidity management. We have been able to track transactions that are coming in or going out. And every agency of government has an account in the TSA. Because the funds are pooled, it has helped us to enhance liquidity management.

“Without TSA, you have a lot of challenges with accounting preparations and liquidity management,” she added and advised the visitors to also understudy the implementation of the TSA in some states of the federation that have differences in operation with the federal government.

Ahmed further charged the delegation to learn from the Nigerian experience and improve on management of their country’s funds.

The Gambia’s accountant-general said that the aim of the trip is to “make a big impact, a big outcome from this visit. We want to make sure all areas are covered using technology. We want to know how Nigeria has done it. We want to enhance the payment system with EFG. We want to do away with manual payment. We want to know how you are handling revenue management,” he stated.

The Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amadou Sheikh Taal, expressed optimism that the delegation would learn a lot from Nigeria’s TSA policy. “That is the way it should be because we are members of one community,” he said, adding that if the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is able to achieve a single currency, “it will help us in terms of trade, and there is free movement of people; trade will be facilitated.”


Reps Decry Reckless Spending By MDAs

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has expressed worry over the reckless spending of public funds by MDAs.

The chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, Hon. Kinsley Chinda, stated this yesterday during an interaction with newsmen in Abuja on the activities of the committee.

Chinday said that nothing has really changed from the reckless system of public spending by MDAs.

He said: “Not much has changed. Public spending is still not very responsible and so we need to begin to change. One of the problems we have is that our institutions are very weak, the government is not making efforts to strengthen the institutions and, therefore, when you talk about the fight against corruption, you find out that it might not be sustained because the institutions that ought to fight corruption are not strengthened.”

He stated that unless the Audit Commission Bill is assented to by the president, reckless spending would continue to derail the fight against corruption.

The lawmaker revealed that the committee has cleared the auditor-general report from 2010 to 2014 and also laid the 2010 report before the National Assembly.

Chinda disclosed that 552 MDAs were queried by the office of the auditor-general between 2010 and 2014, adding that of that number, the committee was able to consider 512 of the queries.

He said: “During the exercise, the committee was also able to, in 2010, recovered or mapped out the recovery sum of N1. 967billion. And then, we also referred to the relevant authorities; that is, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and the Nigeria Police, the sum of N72. 567 billion and $1. 819 million for recovery.

“Among the fixed assets, two Peugeot 504 cars, one Peugeot 406 valued N1.46million, and then one berretta pistol and 13 round live ammunition were also returned to the federal government,” he stated.


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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by hoctre20(m): 7:38pm On May 14
FTC, front page abeg
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by iammo(m): 8:07pm On May 14
tongue

Saraki run and Onoghen running TSA.. not fvcking possible, simply future imposible tense

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:27am On May 15
He told journalists that the refusal of both the judiciary and the legislature to join the platform was simply “political”.
May God punish anybody that don't want the progress of this nation.
Any one that has looted and raped our country and any politician trying to do so as these rogues above will never know peace all the rest of their lives along with their supporters.

It is so appaling when you see some hungry youths that do not know where their next meal is coming from supporting these CRIMINALS that don't care about them.

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by myresearch: 7:27am On May 15
Other Africa countries will copy a policy here and implement it well.


But we Nigeria will use tribalism and corruption to destroy every good thing.

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Acort789: 7:30am On May 15
Too much money
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by helinues: 7:37am On May 15
They are independent arm of governments . So not necessary they abide with Fg

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by mariovito: 7:39am On May 15
Are those arms of government not supposed to be independent of one another? Treasury Single Account is a ploy to stifle the already silent arms of government. Who controls your money controls you

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Lamasta(m): 7:44am On May 15
Whether they comply or not they will still embezzle money meant for progress of 160 Million Nigerians. The executive arm of government is the biggest and fraudulent arm or government in Nigeria . cool

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by PrettySmart(m): 7:45am On May 15
We have 30trillion in our account...

#in_davido's_voice

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by unitysheart(m): 7:48am On May 15
Interesting.
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by unitysheart(m): 7:48am On May 15
mariovito:
Are those arms of government not supposed to be independent of one another? Treasury Single Account is a ploy to stifle the already silent arms of government. Who controls your money controls you

Think well before typing.

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by mariovito: 7:50am On May 15
unitysheart:


Think well before typing.
Kindly educate me to the contrary.
Thanks

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Esseite: 7:57am On May 15
iammo:
tongue

Saraki run and Onoghen running TSA.. not fvcking possible, simply future imposible tense

Onnoghen that came in 2017?
Was Saraki not an APC member in 2015/2016/2017?

How you guys reason is quite amazing..

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Nbote(m): 8:01am On May 15
Dis govt always has a way of shifting d attention away from itself. Under dis same govt we have heard countless reports of how most cabinet members operate accounts separate from d TSA but dat one isn't a big deal. What's more pressing is d judiciary and legislature abi? ZonBs will flood here to tell U how those arms are d ones holding d govt back

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Boyooosa(m): 8:03am On May 15
He stated that unless the Audit Commission Bill is assented to by the president, reckless spending would continue to derail the fight against corruption.

Who will now be the Head of the Commission?

Another room for bribe scandal looming, I weep for my nation.

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by luminouz(m): 8:05am On May 15
Frankfixedgam26:
See bellow
Are u cursed?
Take ur yeye game away from here... Mofo! undecided

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by bluefilm: 8:10am On May 15
Of course.

The Stealing-is-not-corruption gang can never disappoint.
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by garfield1: 8:18am On May 15
Buhari is silently working
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by iammo(m): 8:30am On May 15
Esseite:


Onnoghen that came in 2017?
Was Saraki not an APC member in 2015/2016/2017?

How you guys reason is quite amazing..


What stops Saraki in APC from running TSA for NASS, Onoghen that came in in 2017, why didnt he implement it if he was serious about it ?

stop supporting curroption with stupid excuses

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Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by ADAMUdaCOWBOY: 8:43am On May 15
mariovito:
Are those arms of government not supposed to be independent of one another? Treasury Single Account is a ploy to stifle the already silent arms of government. Who controls your money controls you
You should be ashamed of yourself. Stifle what? Nigeria will remain a 3rd world country because of people like you.
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by Thetruthshallse(m): 10:56am On May 15
Where are those saraki is the best thing that happened since slice bread? A person that is slimy that can do anything to get his way, is the thing our brothers from the other side of river niger hold in high esteemed. Shame on you lot the ipoop yoots.
Re: Legislature, Judiciary Shun TSA As Transactions Hit N30trn by adekolaelect(m): 11:04am On May 15
mariovito:
Are those arms of government not supposed to be independent of one another? Treasury Single Account is a ploy to stifle the already silent arms of government. Who controls your money controls you
your type are the reason why Nigeria is where it is today .but one by one the enemies of state shall perish .

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