President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that his administration must render accounts of what comes into the coffers of government as well as what goes out.
President Buhari who stated this on Friday when he received the leadership of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, who paid a courtesy visit on him at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said his administration remained focused and more energised in ensuring accountability in the country.
He said that the enforcement of the Treasury Single Account, TSA, was not optional for growth, adding that his insistence on the financial structure required much sacrifice and focus on the part of the government as “accountability” was no longer optional.
According to him, “One of the cardinal objectives of this administration is that people and all government institutions must give account for what comes in and goes out.
“We did not introduce TSA, but we enforced it. TSA makes a lot of sense that you must have to give account for whatever comes in and goes out in government finance; that’s accountability.”
President Buhari urged accountants to remain focused and support the government in the ongoing fight against corruption, warning that they might not be liked by many people because of their professional ethics, but the sacrifice was necessary for the country to grow.