Ondo Implements Treasury Single Account.
The Ondo State Government has begun the process of implementing Treasury Single Account (TSA), expanding revenue collection, and preventing revenue leakages.
The state government has also urged all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to institutionalize the notion of ‘One administration’ and carry out the mandate in accordance with the redemptive agenda of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration.
These, and other resolutions, were made at the conclusion of a three-day retreat for political office holders and accounting officers in the state public sector held in Owo, Owo Local Government Area of the state, which concluded last Saturday.
In a communique signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Princess Oladunni Odu, and the Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemo, all MDAs are to adhere strictly to the provisions of Ondo State Public Procurement Law (2017), and also engage in peer review with sister agencies both within and outside the state for better performance.
The communiqué urged all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the state to institutionalize the notion of “One administration” and fulfill the mandates in accordance with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s REDEEMED Agenda.
It said that MDAs must prioritize and align capital projects with realistic budgetary provisions in order to complete major developmental projects on schedule.
According to the communique: “Multilateral and bilateral funding opportunities are to be fully explored for the benefit of the State, even as synergy between political heads and technocrats are to be fostered and adherence to provisions of the regulatory books observed in all official actions.
“State’s Bureau of Statistics should be repositioned for data-driven development of all sectors;
“Public servants should undergo regular capacity building to enable them to cascade knowledge gained to their subordinates while ICT competence be made a key qualification for new entrants into the State Public Service;
“Government to sustain its current security effort, particularly the operation of the Ondo State Security Network (Amotekun Corps), for the continued protection of lives and properties in the State;
“Government to continue to press for the actualization of the exploration of its vast bitumen reserve, other mineral resources and the development of Port Ondo.”