The Bursary Department of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo has commenced a 2 day in house training for staff of the department using the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) to fast-track procurement process, asset inventory and other very important information.
GIFMIS is an ITbased system for budget management and accounting that is being implemented by the federal government to improve Public Expenditure Management processes, enhance greater accountability and transparency across Ministries and Agencies.
Addressing participants at the New Training Hall in NIEPA Ondo, the Bursar of Institute, Mr Olukayode Osinuga while commending the Director General of the Institute Prof. Olivet Jagusah mni for his recent developmental strides in the area of staff welfare said, NIEPA is training Bursary staff as a major instrument of achieving the goal of placing the department on a sustainable path of growth. Osinuga called on staff to seize the opportunity provided by the training on Government Integrated Financial and Management Information Systems (GIFMIS), to upscale their service delivery in the various units of the Bursary. He added that the two-day training was designed to equip staff with necessary information on how best to utilize the platform.
According to the consultant personnel for the 2-day programme, The GIFMIS, which takes into cognizance all steps in the expenditure cycle – budget appropriations, financing limits, commitments, verification and payment transactions – is aimed at using automated and integrated information management systems to improve the acquisition, allocation, utilisation and conservation of public financial resources. Mr Olarewaju Boyede from the Ondo GIFMIS Support Office (Accountant General’s Office) added that, the programme provides an opportunity for Bursary and other related personnel to improve the quality of their work seamlessly and efficiently, and urged participants to take the exercise seriously.
Speaking at the end of the Programme, the Institute Auditor, Mr Bola Adejori said the GIFMIS training will aid strategic management of public financial resources for enhanced accountability, transparency and cost-effective public service delivery.