The newly appointed Accountant-General of the Federation, Alh. Amed Idris, on Monday formally assumed office and vowed zero tolerance for corruption at the Treasury House.
Idris took over from the acting AGF, Mr. Mohammad Dikwa, at about 5:30pm on Monday evening.
He said cooperation among all members of staff and departments was essential achieving the strategic role entrusted on the treasury.
He pledged that under his leadership, corruption would not be allowed to thrive among members of staff of the Office of the Accountant- General of the Federation.
Idris also said he would build on the achievements of his predecessor to take the treasury to enviable heights.
He said the OAGF under him would ensure transparency and accountability, and probity in the management of the nation’s treasury.
He said, “Corruption as a national challenge cannot occur without active collaboration and connivance of finance managers.
“Officers with corrupt tendencies must be prepared to purge themselves of it as the treasury under my watch will maintain zero tolerance for corruption.
“The treasury is entrusted with public funds and therefore the responsibility of providing adequate accounting system and controls with best practices to ensure revenues accruing to government are fully collected and accounted for and authorised payments are used for purposes meant; and that assets and liabilities are fully recorded and financial statements are rendered timely.”
Speaking earlier, Dikwa had called for support for the new AGF, noting that the ultimate target of the current reforms in the treasury was to allow for zero tolerance for corruption.