Deputy Director Press and Public Relation at OAGF, Henshaw Ogubike in a statement reported AGF to have added that the office equally services the economy in terms of making releases to the three tiers of Government, namely, Federal, State and Local Government and every other thing that revolves around resources.
NHIS issues with Aso Savings and Loan Limited would have been averted if OAGF was carried along in the transactions.
A statement by Henshaw Ogubike, the Deputy Director, Press, OAGF, on Friday in Abuja, said Mohammed Usman, the acting Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), gave the assurance.
He assured the team that the OAGF was prepared to share experience with it on TSA on its operates in Nigeria so it could replicate same in The Gambia.
The report stated that MOF, OAGF and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should collaborate with the Systemspecs to activate the Foreign Currency Component of the TSA so as to ensure that the full gains of the policy is achieved.
It said that the OAGF should henceforth carry out a quarterly appraisal and reconciliation of the TSA and Consolidated Consolidation Account and publish reports on the performance and effectiveness of the TSA policy.
The report also stated that the MOF, OAGF and the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) should make a definite and appropriate categorisation of the BRASS LNG Dividends as a Federation Account item or as an Independent Revenue of the federal government.
Mr Daniel Asapokhai, Executive Secretary, FRCN, thanked the AGF for his continued support and solicited for improved engagement on accounting duties, personnel deployment and other ways to sustain the synergy between the OAGF
and the council for mutual benefits.
He said the current milestone in the resolution and settlement of the outstanding labour liabilities became possible after the Bureau on March 27, 2018, constituted a Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising the OAGF, PENCOM, NELMCO, NUEE, and SSAEAC and NUP which worked assiduously culminating in a meeting between the DG of BPE and the OAGF on August 1, 2018, to finalise the payment process.
It would be recalled that prior to now, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) through the OAGF had paid 47,041 out of the 47,913 active staff of the defunct PHCN in 35 batches and 2,962 out of the 4,423 retirement and death benefits to the beneficiaries in 14 batches.
This may include such MDA being denied access to the public payment platform manned by the OAGF.
According to a statement from Head of press and public relations at OAGF, Oise Johnson, Idris wondered why some agencies, which rely on OAGF for releases of funds to implement their plans and programmes will, in turn, reject Treasury officers sent to them to help them manage their finances effectively.