Corruption: NGO tasks FG on transparency, open governance in MDAs
Agi said that the centre had earlier launched the Transparency and Integrity Index (TII) Methodology Handbook which represents its response to systemic corruption in the public sector.
“While it is largely believed that cases of grand corruption are perpetrated by politicians, corruption in government is only made possible when public servants act with impunity and fail to comply with laid down processes,” he said
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in December 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Open Treasury Portal (OTP) an accountability platform, which seeks to enable “timely availability of financial information to the civil society organisations and the public at large by all MDAs of the federal government”.
Buhari directed the Accountant-General of the Federation to publish monthly fiscal accounts that will detail all the financial performance of the government, along with receipts. He directed that a daily treasury statement which will provide information about what came into the national purse and what went out every single day must be published.
Buhari said the accountant-general and all accounting officers must publish daily reports of their spending in the region of N10 million while all ministries, departments and agencies of government must do the same for payments above N5 million made from the public treasury.