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NASENI boss charges finance managers on resource management


NASENI-1-600×323The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Khalil Halilu has urged the agency’s finance managers on effective resource control.

Halilu said this on Tuesday while declaring open a one-day sensitisation workshop on Government Integrated Financial Management Information System policy and guidelines for financial managers of NASENI in collaboration with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation held at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

The workshop was aimed at enhancing financial management practices for NASENI principal officers, directors, managing directors and accounting officers system-wide.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Information, Chima Akwaja, the NASENI called for accurate financial record-keeping and the adoption of innovative processes which remain integral in the GIFMIS policy.

Warning staff on classified documents was quoted as saying, “Confidentiality in financial management is a crucial aspect and called for strict adherence to public service regulations regarding the integrity of official information.”

The Deputy Programme Manager, System Support and Sustainability Directorate, OAGF, Mr Jeremiah Asanato, giving an overview of the GIFMIS, said it is aimed at integrating budgeting and government expenditure. He emphasised that the policy will help to address irregularities, corruption, and other fraudulent activities in government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

NASENI is an intervention agency whose mandate includes nurturing an appropriate and dynamic Science and Engineering infrastructure base for achieving industrialisation, initiated and sustained by homegrown solutions.

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