President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Idris as Accountant General of the Federation. Until his appointment, Idris was Director of Finance and Accounts in the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
Announcing this in Abuja, yesterday, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, said the appointment was with effect from June 25, 2015.
Signed by Director of Communications in the Office of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Haruna Rasheed Imrana, the statement added that the appointee, who hails from Kano State, was born on November 25, 1960.
In another development, the Directorate of Road Traffic Services, DRTS, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, is seeking approval to limit the influx of vehicles to the nation’s capital.
Consequently, DRTS has requested the FCT Administration to help it recruit more personnel to execute the mandate. Director of DRTS, Danjuma Garba, stated this yesterday while commissioning DRTS ICT Training Centre in Mabushi District, Abuja.
He said the directorate in its efforts to improve service delivery through seamless vehicle registration system, has established six additional driver licencing centres in the territory.
Deputy Director, Press in the FCTA, Muhammad Hazat Sule, quoted the DRTS boss as pleading “with the FCT Administration to provide the directorate with additional manpower to help curb the influx of vehicles in the FCT.”
Commissioning the centre, permanent secretary in the FCTA, Engr. John Obinna Chukwu, directed that all revenue-generating agencies in the FCTA have been directed to ensure that revenues accruing to the Administration are properly paid into designated banks.
While saying that it is no longer business as usual, the permanent secretary emphasised that bank account records would be verified for transparency and accountability. He stressed that all infractions against service, financial and administrative due processes; rules and regulations would attract strict sanctions and possible prosecution.
He said: “All revenues generated should be properly accounted for, and paid to only approved bank accounts as records would be verified.”
Chukwu also instructed that all officers and men of the FCT DRTS should adhere to the change mantra of the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Thus, the permanent secretary implored the management and staff of DRTS to intensify efforts to continue to enforce the regulations on the ban on motorcycle, restriction of tricycles, unpainted taxes, illegal mechanic workshops and illegal car marts


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