New AGF Formally Assumes Office, Vows Zero Tolerance For Corruption

Ahmed IdrisThe newly appointed Accountant General of the Federation, Alh Amed Idris formally resumed office ‎on Monday with a vow of zero tolerance for corruption at the Treasury House.

‎Idris formally took over from the former acting AGF, Mr. Mohammad Dikwa at about 5:30pm on Monday.

He called for cooperation among all members of staff and departments to be able to achieve the strategic role entrusted on the treasury.

He pledged that under his watch, corruption would not be allowed to thrive among members of staff of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Idris also said he would build on the achievements of his predecessor to take the treasury to an enviable height.

He said the OAGF under his leadership would ensure transparency and accountability, and probity in the management of the nation’s treasury.

He said, “Corruption as a national challenge cannot occur without active collaboration and connivance of finance managers.

“Officers with corrupt tendencies must be prepared to purge themselves of it as my treasury under my watch would maintain zero tolerance for corruption.

“The treasury is entrusted with public funds and therefore the responsibility of providing adequate accounting system and controls with best practices to ensure revenues accruing to government are fully collected and accounted for and authorised payments are used for purposes meant; and that assets and liabilities are fully recorded and financial statements are rendered timely”.

Speaking earlier, the outgone AGF called for support for his successor, stressing that the ultimate target of the current reforms in the treasury was to allow for zero tolerance for corruption.


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