BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE
The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has,again, advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) ofFederal Government yet to comply with Mr. President’s directive of moving their payroll to the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), to brace up or be ready for the consequences of their action. He said the Treasury will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that Mr. President’s directive was fully complied with.
Mr. Idris gave the advice while receiving the Ag. Inspector–General of Police, Mr. Abubakar Adamu, who was at the Treasury House on Friday, March 15 on a courtesy visit.
Commending the Nigeria Police for showing example by complying with the directive of Mr. President, the AGF said, “I want to place on record that the Nigeria Police has fully been integrated into the IPPIS platform and their successful enrollment had paved the way for the enrollment of the Nigeria Military, which has further demonstrated the robustness of the platform and our avowed commitment to a transparent, accountable and efficient management of the nation’s funds in line with global best practices.”
The AGF who congratulated the Ag. Inspector-General on his appointment, expressed optimism that, given his sterling qualities and performances so far in office, he (the Acting IGP) would soon be confirmed as a substantive Inspector-General of Police, describing his appointment as well deserved.
Furthermore, the AGF underscored the enormous roles the Nigeria Police plays in maintaining peace and security in the country, saying there is need for the Police to be supported with adequate fundingand guaranteed the continued support of his office in ensuring that all approvals due to the Nigeria Police are timely released to enable iteffectively deliver on its mandate to the Nigeria people.
Earlier in his remarks, the Ag Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Adamu, had extolled the cordial relationship existing between the Nigerian Police and the OAGF, describing it as “a very strategic partnership in the business of policing the nation.”
He commended the Accountant–General of the Federation for his exemplary leadership which has culminated in the effective implementation of the various financial reforms which had helped the Nigeria Police in meeting most of its financial challenges.
Mr. Adamu called for more collaboration between the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Nigeria Police.
- AGF Idris