BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The Federal Government on Monday launched financial transparency policy/open-treasury portal in Abuja as part if its anti-corruption war in the polity.
Represented by the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, President Buhari explained that the Treasury statement will provide information and update about what comes in and out of the national purse.
He expressed optimistic that the platform launch would further strengthen government’s drive towards curbing corruption through transparency and accountability.
The President said there was already a template on how the portal would work and outlined expectations from the OAGF Office and other key agencies.
The treasury statement is expected to encompass all inflows and outflows of transactions in all respective MDAs of the government.
Also speaking at the event, the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed told the gathering that over 800 MDAs have keyed into the government’s integrated financial management information system.
She also used the occasion to explain how the government worked to achieve this milestones as well as the latest initiative moves at checking the menace of corruption within the government.
“www.opentreasury.gov.ngwas opened yesterday for all MDAs to publish all the information required by the policy and for immediate access by all Nigerians