Kogi Integrated Financial Mgt System To Commence Operation October


The World Bank sponsored Kogi State

Integrated Financial Management
Information System (SIFMIS) is to
commence operation in October.
Mr Aminu Ibrahim, the Manager of the
project, disclosed this while speaking at a
presentation of the integrated system during
a seminar for journalists in Lokoja on
Ibrahim said that the system would ensure
efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and
transparency in public finance as part of the
requirements for reform agenda of the
Federal Government and the National
Economic Council.
He said that project contract agreement was
awarded in April and signed by the state
Public Sector Governance Reform
Development Project and the contractor,
Messrs Counterhouse Consultants Ltd.
The manager said that the project, being
implemented on two fronts of Infrastructure
and The Enterprise Resource Planning
Application (Oracle ERP), would be delivered
in the third week of September.
The system, according to him, is expected to
integrate all other existing platforms like the
Remita, cyberspace and the clocking system
in the state Ministries, Departments and
Agencies (MDAs) to function as one.
“This is to create single data base for the
state government to address issues of
discrepancies. Information management is
key to arresting corruption and other
financial crimes.
“It is expected to address issues of
corruption in public service as well as salary
wage bill manipulations, over payment and
underpayment in civil service as it will
create separate identity for each worker in
the system using the Bank Verification
Number (BVN).
“This is also expected to address issues of
ghost workers and policy somersault and
serve as a tool to guide the government in
its financial transactions,” he said.
Ibrahim called on media practitioners, Non-
Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to key
into the programme and help to propagate
the information and create awareness.
Credit: Daily Trust

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