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Nasarawa govt freezes accounts of MDAs over financial documents


The Nasarawa State Government has frozen the accounts of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that has failed to comply with its directive.

The state’s Accountant-General, Zakka Yakubu, disclosed this to journalists in Lafia on Thursday.

Yakubu explained that the suspension of all financial transactions was due to their inability of the MDAs to comply with an earlier circular directing them to submit their account balances and other financial documents.

He added that his office had written, to all MDAs to submit their balances from various accounts and to also make refund of unspent monies, but they failed to respond.

“I am under the directive of Governor Umaru Al-Makura to inform all MDAs that all transactions in their accounts are hereby suspended.

“In view of that, all MDAs are expected to forward all their bank account balances and other documents to my office immediately,” said the accountant-general.

Closing the book for 2017

He further explained that the needed information, including bank accounts of the MDAs, would enable his office close the state account for 2017 in line with global best practice.

“All revenue collections made during the financial year must be brought into account on or before Sunday, December 31.

“All impress issued during the financial year must be retired and any unretired amount would be classified personal and recovered from the salary of the impress holder,” he said.

Yakubu added that the government would appoint a board survey to examine the transactions of the MDAs and reconcile the documents to be submitted and the balance in their accounts.