World Bank teams meets Nigeria Treasury head
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Accountant General, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has restated Nigeria’s commitment to continue with already instituted reforms aimed at improving public financial management in the Treasury Office.
He gave the assurance after a recently-concluded meeting with the team of Budget Support Mission from the World Bank at the Treasury House in Abuja.
The meeting was to discuss ways to ensure the effective implementation of the 2016 Budget of the Federal Government.
The Accountant General of the Federation described the World Bank as a significant partner whose role in promoting sound economic and fiscal policies in Nigeria and indeed the world remains unrivalled.
Earlier at the meeting, the leader of the World Bank delegation, Ismaila Ceesay, who is the Lead Finacial Management Specialist at the financial institution’s country office in Abuja, said the team was at the Office of the Accountant General to review budget performance for the previous year.
He pledged the organisation would provide technical support on the implementation of the proposed 2016 budget of Idris’ office.
Ceesay observed that the Office of the Accountant General was critical in meeting with the criteria required in receiving the budget support from the World Bank.
“It anchors the implementation of critical reform policies geared towards efficient and transparent management of the public funds in the country,” said Ceesay.
He pledged further collaboration towards meeting the planned proposal of Budget Support from the World Bank.
– CAJ News
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