FG commences online update of public servants on IPPIS

The Federal Government has commenced online update of federal public servants in Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that are currently enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). Mrs Winifred Oyo-EtaHead of Service of the Federation Mr Mohammed Manga, Assistant Director, Media Relations Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation…

House of Reps. Considers A Bill To Check MDAs Over Abuse of Delegated Legislation

Turaki Hassan, Abuja: The House of Representatives, is considering a Bill which seeks to check the abuse of delegated legislation by government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). Declaring open a public hearing on the Statutory instrument (Legislative Scrutiny) Bill 2015, Courts and Tribunals Fines and Financial Penalties Bill 2016,” Speaker Yakubu Dogara, lamented that some…

FG to pay MDA’s electricity debts on first come, first served basis

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would pay debts incurred by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on first come, first served basis. This was disclosed by a communique issued at the end of the 13th monthly meeting of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola, with operators……

Adeosun demands for MDA’s inventory of fixed assets

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun through a circular dispatched to all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) is requesting their Accounting Officers to prepare an inventory of all fixed assets held as at 31st December 2016, to facilitate physical verification by the Project Team. The circular further requested all heads of MDAs “to ensure that……

Unlike 2016, 2017 budget is not padded, Akabueze assures

Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, has refuted allegations that figures were inserted into the 2017 budget proposal before the National Assembly Addressing the media in Abuja on Thursday, Akabueze said his office had been inundated with series comments suggesting that like the 2016 Budget, the current budget proposal for 2017 had…

2017 BUDGET: Defaulting MDAs to get zero allocations, Senate threatens

The Senate, on Wednesday warned that heads of MDAs who do not appear before the relevant committees for budget defence will have zero capital budget allocations. Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, issued the threat while speaking with newsmen after the day’s plenary. The Senate instructed Ministers and heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies…

Senate queries ‘frivolous’ items in 2017 budget

Senators, on Monday, queried the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, over what they described as certain frivolous items captured in the 2017 budget of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government. The Senators who spoke when the Head of Service appeared before the Senate committee on Establishment and Public Service, wondered…

Senate to Engage MDAs on Made-in-Nigeria Campaign, Says Saraki

Sanni Onogu, Abuja:  Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said the  8th National Assembly would use the ongoing 2017 Appropriation Bill defence sessions to engage Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) on why they should patronize made-in-Nigeria goods when implementing the budget.  Saraki who said this when an American firm – Diamond Designs Limited –…

Saraki: Senate Will Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill

Senate President, Bukola Saraki On Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has pledged that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Bill currently before the National Assembly would be given accelerated passage to enable Nigerians living outside the country the opportunity to participate in events within the country.  The  Nigerians In Diaspora Bill…

Remit FG funds by Dec 31, Finance ministry warns 5 erring MDAs

Five government departments and agencies, which failed to comply with the directive to remit all Federal government funds in their kitty have been given up to December 31 2016 to do so. The deadline was handed down by the special committee set up by the Ministry of Finance to look into the non remittance of…

MDAs, Adeosun on war path over N450bn unremitted funds

The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and about 33 government agencies and parastatals are presently on a war path over N450 billion said to have been unremitted to government coffers. The MDAs and financial institutions are not also moved by threats to drag them before the Economic and Financial commission (EFCC). The Minister of Finance,…