The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris says his Office will sponsor treasury staff for training in relevant courses at the National Defence College, saying that the initiative will broaden the horizon of staff and enhance their productivity.
A statement signed by the Director of Information in the Office of the Accountant-General, Henshaw Ogubike, said the Accountant General, who dropped the hint in Abuja on Friday, described the National Defence College as one of the prestigious colleges in the country, adding that the Treasury was pleased to be associated with the content and activities of the College.
Idris, while addressing the Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral M. M. Bashir, who led the management team of the College on a courtesy visit to him in Abuja; called on the Defence College to make known the relevant courses.
He assured that Treasury officers will be sponsored to attend.
The Accountant General, who also accepted the invitation of the Commandant to be a resource person and guest lecturer at the College, tasked the leadership of the National Defence College on prudent management of resources and assured of prompt release of approved funds for the College.
He congratulated the Commandant on his recent appointment and applauded successive leadership of the College, whose efforts he said contributed to the present heights the College has attained.
On the activities of the Nigerian Army, Idris applauded the gallantry of Nigeria soldiers, especially in the fight against insurgency and promised that the Treasury will continue to support the Nigerian Armed Forces in every possible way.
Speaking earlier, the Commandant of the National Defence College, Rear Admiral M. M. Bashir acknowledged the efforts of the Treasury in implementing policies to enhance transparency and accountability in the management of government resources.
He thanked the Accountant General for the release of funds to the College and made a case for training of Treasury officers at the College.