Recession: Kebbi trains Finance Officers on Treasury Management

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By; KABIR WURMA, Birnin Kebbi.
Following the economic down turn in the country, Kebbi state government on Friday commenced the in-house training on treasury management and financial reforms for finance officers in the state and local government.
 
Declaring the forum open at the conference hall of the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Birnin Kebbi, Commissioner of Finance, Ibrahim Mohammed Augie explained that this training is conceived as part of measures by government to ensure that human capacity is enhanced in order to face the challenges of efficient management of the resources trickling in to government coffers.
“Therefore it is opt to say at this juncture that in order to achieve this objective, training and retraining of the state and local government staff shall continue to be part of government’s agenda” the commissioner said.
“This because government believes that enhencing the productivity of the workforce for sustainable development of the state largely depends on sustained human capital development.” he added.
 
According to the Commissioner, the state is looking towards possible ways to introduce very soon, treasury single account (TSA) which is expected to take-off before the end of this year as part of reform which is to train the participants at the forum.
 
Other reforms to teach the trainees includes the full automation of revenue collections and remittance, the migration from the international public sector-accounting standards (IPSAS) and cash basis to IPSAS actual basis which is expected to be concluded in the mid of next year.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance, Malam Shu’aibu drew the attention of the participants to put what they learn from the forum on the workforce in the state.

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