By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has constituted a committee on the implementation and enforcement of Treasury Single Account in the state towards entrenching transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of government fiscal operations.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, made available on Friday.
The Committee, chaired by the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Manassah Daniel Jatau had its inaugural meeting at the Deputy Governor’s office on Friday.
Addressing the members shortly before commencement of the technical meeting, the Deputy Governor congratulated them on their well-deserved appointment.
He charged them to honestly and objectively carry out the assignment with the fear of God and for the betterment of the good people of Gombe State.
In a press statement released after the meeting by the Committee’s Secretary who is also the Administrator, Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Abubakar Inuwa Tata, the committee noted the importance of the TSA as “it occupies a centre stage in the collective effort towards entrenching transparency, accountability, and probity in the conduct of fiscal activity especially during this trying moment”.
It reiterated the importance of the TSA in the national economic life as it gives a consolidated view of Government’s cash resources.
It also noted that the TSA represents e- bank account, or two sets of linked accounts, through which the government monitors all its receipts and payments, as a requirement for sound management of government cash resources.
The Committee’s membership include the Secretary to the State Government, Head of Civil service, Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning and Representative of Commissioner of Justice.
Other Members are State Accountant- General, Auditor- General and Director, Treasury while the Administrator of Gombe State Internal Revenue Service, Mr Abubakar Inuwa Tata is the Secretary of the committee.