Treasury House Fire Outbreak: FCFC Commiserates with AGF

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BY GLORIA USMAN, ABUJA – The Forum of Commissioners for Finance of the Federation has commiserated with the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, over the fire outbreak at the Treasury House, Abuja.

Chairman of the Forum, Hon. David Olofu, who led some members to deliver a message of solidarity, said the Commissioners of Finance were impressed with the efforts of the Accountant-General of the Federation in restoring services on the GIFMIS platform in less than 24 hours after the fire outbreak.

These were contained in a statement by the Director, Information and Public Relations in the office of AGF, Mr Henshaw Ogubike, who quoted Hon. Olofu, as having expressed the relief of the Forum of Commissioners for Finance of the Federation that no document related to federation accounts was destroyed in the fire outbreak.

Olofu, who is also the Commissioner for Finance in Benue State, noted that the Forum has a cordial working relationship with the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation.

He commended Idris for the various financial management reforms implemented in the last five years including the migration of the operations of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) from manual to electronic processing and distribution of Federation Revenue to the three tiers of government.

Olofu announced that the April 2020 edition of the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting will hold through video conferencing due to the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, thanked the Forum for the visit, adding that the solidarity visit was a clear confirmation of the cordial working relationship that exists between the Forum and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Idris restated the commitment of his Office to see through the efficient implementation of the various financial reforms of the Federal Government.

The solidarity visit had in attendance the Acting Chairman, Committee on Indices and Allocation of the Forum and Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Gombe State, Mallam Muhammad Gambo Magaji.

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