Accountability is our watchword – Buhari

President Buhari has said his administration remains focused and more energized in ensuring accountability in the country, noting that enforcing the Treasury Single Account (TSA) was not optional for growth.

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Receiving executives of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) led by Alhaji Shehu Usman Ladan at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said insistence on the financial structure required much sacrifice and focus on the part of the government as “accountability’’ was no longer optional.

“One of the cardinal objectives of this administration is that people and all government institutions must give account for what comes in and goes out. We did not introduce TSA, but we enforced it.

TSA makes a lot of sense that you must have to give account for whatever comes in and goes out in government finance; that’s accountability,’’ the President said.

President Buhari urged accountants to remain focused and support the government in the ongoing fight against corruption, warning that they might not be liked by many people because of their professional ethics, but the sacrifice was necessary for the country to grow.

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