June Revenue: ‘Ensure accountability’ – Group tells Tinubu, state governors

Following the increase in June’s revenue generation, which stood at N1,959 trillion, the Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch has called on the federal, state, and local governments to ensure accountability.

The centre disclosed this on Monday in a statement by its Public Relations Lead, Victor Agi.

DAILY POST recalls that the federal government had stated on Thursday that it distributed N907,054 as June’s revenue from the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) to the three-tier government.

In reaction, the Centre for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch stressed that governments at all levels should be transparent in June’s revenue spending to avoid looting.

The group raised the alarm that the government had not devised means to mitigate against habitual abuse of Government resources.

It advised that the federal and state governments adopt the ‘Open Treasury Portal’, launched by former president Muhammadu Buhari.

“However, it is disturbing that the government has not devised measures to monitor its expenditure to forestall the chronic abuse of government resources.

“We are, therefore, calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration to revisit the open treasury policy and issue an executive order that will mandate the treasury and all public institutions to disclose details of their spending as specified in the policy.

“We are calling on state governments to borrow a leaf from the open treasury portal policy of the federal government and entrench a culture of transparency and accountability in the administration of state resources,” the group stated.

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