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Senators hail Buhari’s directive to MDAs on fund remitta


Abuja  – Some senators have expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to henceforth remit their revenues to a Treasury Single Account.

The lawmakers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in separate interviews on Monday in Abuja, that the move was part of the president’s effort to check corruption in the country.

Sen. Abulrahman Abubakar (APC- Kogi Central) said all funds generated by MDAs ought to be remitted first into federal government’s treasury single account to curb leakages.

“It is a way forward. I am sure what the President has seen is that in the past, a lot of monies earned by the MDAs are not remitted.

“It is only proper that whatever is earned is properly remitted into the appropriate treasury account before it is disbursed.

“In government, you spend what you have budgeted, so you don’t earn and spend.
`You earn, remit and then spend from your budget and that is what the President is trying to do.’’

Reacting to the allegation that President Buhari’s anti-corruption drive is partisan, Abubakar said that members of the PDP are not being witch hunted.

He said the President’s action was geared towards cleaning up the corrupt system he inherited from past governments.

Also speaking, Sen. La’ah Danjuma (PDP-Kaduna South), described the President’s action as “a move in the right direction.”
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He commended the president for putting measures in place to check corrupt practices in government establishments.

He said: “ this is not the first time President Buhari is coming up with such a directive.

“This measure was adopted when he was the military Head of State to check and balance federal funds.

“The move is a good one and it is to ensure checks and balances in all ministries, departments and agencies.

“My governor, Nasir el-Rufai has equally given the order in Kaduna State and it is to make sure that all the systems work.

Danjuma however urged Buhari to ensure that his anti-corruption drive cut across party lines. (NAN)

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