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Buhari gives Sept 15 deadline for compliance with Treasury Single Account

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday handed down a Tuesday, September 15, 2015 deadline for all Federal MDAs to comply with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) directive.

Recent reports indicated that the president who had issued the directive that the MDAs should maintain only TSA was disappointed and the level of adherence

Under the directive, the Federal Government or any of its agencies must be paid into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) or designated accounts maintained and operated in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), except otherwise expressly approved.

A tweet in his official Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, Buhari reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari has issued a Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Deadline for all Federal MDAs to comply with the Treasury Single Account (TSA) instruction.

“By that deadline, all Federal Government revenues must go into the Central Bank Treasury Single Account (TSA), except otherwise expressly approved.”

Similarly, a circular issued to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, urged the MDAs to ensure strict compliance with the deadline to avoid sanctions.

The circular – HCSF/428/S.1/125 of September 4, 2015 noted that a number of MDAs were yet to comply with Circular Ref. No. HCSF/428/S.1/120 of August 7, 2015 which conveyed President Buhari's original directive on the payment of all Federal Government revenue into a Treasury Single Account.

“In this regard, His Excellency, Mr. President has directed that all MDAs are to comply with the instructions on the Treasury Single Account (TSA) unfailingly by Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

“Heads of MDAs and other arms of Government are enjoined to give this Circular the widest circulation and ensure strict compliance to avoid sanctions,” Mr. Kifasi wrote.

President Buhari had on August 9 ordered each and every Federal Government Ministry, Department or Agency to start paying into a Treasury Single Account (TSA) for all government revenues, incomes and other receipts.

According to the directive, the measure is specifically to promote transparency and facilitate compliance with sections 80 and 162 of the 1999 Constitution.

A TSA is a unified structure of bank accounts enabling consolidation and optimal utilization of government's cash resources. It is a bank account or a set of linked bank accounts through which government transacts all its receipts and payments and gets consolidated view of its cash position at any given time.

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