President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Accountant General of the Federation, AGF to publish a Daily Treasury Statement that will provide information about what came into the national purse and what went out every single day.
Represented by the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Senator Donald Tayo Alasoadura, President Buhari categorically told the AGF to henceforth the Treasury is required to publish this information unfailingly.
President Buhari gave the order today at the launch of the federal government financial transparency policy/open-treasury portal in Abuja.
Though the idea of publishing accruals and withdrawals from the nation’s purse was muted in 2018, only a handful of government officials had access to the information.
The government he said has committed to full implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 so that government-held data-sets can be availed and used by the media and the public at large.