the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Dr Oluwatoyin Madein has clarified that her office does not make payments for government agencies.
According to Madein, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) does not make payments for projects and programmes implemented by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.
She said that allocations were released to self-accounting MDAs in line with the budget, and such MDAs are responsible for the implementation of their projects and payments for such projects.
She was reacting to media reports concerning a request from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, and Poverty Alleviation for payment of grants to vulnerable groups in some states of the federation.
Madein clarified that no bulk payment is supposed to be made to an individual’s account in the name of “project accountant”, as such payments should be sent to the beneficiaries through their verified bank accounts.