A three week training session was organised as part of the induction and orientation in preparation of the implementation of the World Bank assisted Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) project of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) for newly recruited personnel. This is in line with the FG’s goal of strengthening and improving the efficiency of public expenditure and receipts.
The induction which took place at the Treasury Academy, Orozo from Tuesday 13, September to Friday 30, September 2011 was held for 30 Support Consultants (18 Accountants and 12 IT Support Consultants) with the facilitators comprising personnel from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), Budget Office, World Bank Consultants, the GIFMIS Project Manager and other members of the team.
The GIFMIS Project Manager, Mr Desteo Mugabi and The Training Advisor, Treasury Academy Mr Philip Omoregie welcomed the support team and stressed the need for participants to have a good understanding of the budgeting process and how GIFMIS will function. The team they said will determine the success of the project.