Transparency/Accountability: NSHA Organizes Training On IPSAS

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly lawmakers, management staff and committee secretaries have been trained on International Public Sector Accounting Standards ( IPSAS)to enhance transparency and accountability in governance for the overall development of the state.Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House declared open the five days Re-Training Workshop 2021 organised for Honourable members, management staff and committee Secretaries in Jos, the Plateau State capital today.The workshop had its theme: International Public Sector Accounting Standards ( IPSAS): A Tool for Effective Legislative Oversight Function organised by Multiventures Resources Limited, Jos, Plateau State inconjunction with the Nasarawa State House of Assembly.Balarabe Abdullahi commanded Gov.Abdullahi Sule for approving the workshop, noting that it would go a long way in ensuring legislative effectiveness.” It is the genuine desire of Gov. Abdullahi Sule to provide quality legislation for the overall development of the state, hence the need for his approval of this workshop without any delay.” I cannot thank His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule enough because since his assumption into office, no any of our request he ever turn down. We appreciate him for that and we are indebted to him.” We will continue to speak with one voice, the voice of our people and the voice of development of Nasarawa State.” This government is our government and we will do everything humanly possible to ensure that the governor succeed and when he succeeded, it will be better for all of us and for Nasarawa people.” We are ready and always willing to give Gov.Abdullahi A.Sule all the necessary support to succeed,” he said.Balarabe Abdullahi urged participants to take the training with all seriousness its deserves for effective service delivery.Mr Cornelius Shiolbial, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet and Special Services, Plateau State while presenting a paper titled Powers and Control over Public Funds said that the importance of IPSAS to societal development cannot be overemphasised.He urged members to live good legacies that they would be remember for through ensuring accountability and transparency in governance.Speaking in an interviews, Hon Tanko Tunga,majority leader, Hon Danladi Jatau, minority leader,Hon Mohammed Omadefu,Information Chairman and Hon Aliyu Dogara Finance and Appropriation chairman lauded Gov. Abdullahi Sule for approving the workshop noting that it will go a long way in improving on their legislative activities.On their parts, Dr Dominic Bako, Ombugadu Joshua, the Director General, Nasarawa State Bureau for Public Procurement and Evangelical Missionary Society ( EMS) of ECWA, Jos respectively have presented papers on Public Financial Management and Budgeting Processes as well as Policy and Accounting Policies, Changing in Accounting Estimates and Errors respectively.They have said that IPSAS was aimed at improving the quality of general purpose financial reporting towards ensuring increasing transparency and accountability.The workshop featured questions and answers as well as general discussion on legislative practice.

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