The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to support the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) to reposition the Federal Treasury Academy Orozo, Abuja. She promised to encourage the patronage of the facility by Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to meet with its mandate of training and for better performance and high quality service delivery.
Mrs. Oyo-Ita gave the assurance during the facility tour and inspection of the Federal Treasury Academy, Orozo, Abuja on Tuesday, 18th April, 2018.
According to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, personnel’s managing the Treasury of Government must be well trained in a conducive environment to align with the EPIC vision of the Service. She said that the ability of the Federal Treasury Academy to be fully reactivated to meet this challenge is a thing of joy.
She said that government assets such as the Federal Treasury Academy, should be reactivated and used for the common good of all and with the full reactivation comes public utilization and more revenue generation for the government.
Mrs. Oyo- Ita, appreciated the support the Office Accountant General of the Federation(OAGF), garnered through corporate social responsibility from the Nigeria Military, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other private partners in rehabilitating and renovating the Academy.
‘’He didn’t ask for money but support, when people outside have faith in government, they are willing to support’’ she said.
She added that the Academy will attract a lot of outside patronage for government as it also serves as a high ranking revenue spinner for government.
Speaking earlier, the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, said the Federal Treasury Training School was established in 1973 in Lagos to train accountants and auditors working in the public service.
As a major part of the mandate, it was to serve as the premier institution for developing human capacity in public finance education and management in the Nigeria.
With the relocation of the Federal Capital from Lagos to Abuja in 1991, the school was moved to Abuja and consequently renamed Federal Treasury Academy. However, owing to neglect and non-maintenance of the facilities, academic activities began to dwindle.
He appealed to the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to ensure MDAs patronize the facility inorder to generate income for government and make the facility functional all year round. He added that this will help in propelling the relevant executive orders of looking inwards and sourcing locally.