Borno Enrolls MDAs Into SFTAS To Boost Revenues
The Borno State Government has enrolled Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) into the transparency, accountability and sustainability programme to boost revenues.
The enrolment was to streamline the revenue collection of 21 MDAs in the state.
This was disclosed Thursday by Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the State Chairman of Internal Revenue Services (BIRS), while briefing journalists on revenue leakages into the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
“It’s an effort to block leakages and ensure transparency in line with the state’s Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability Program (SFTAS),” he said.
He added that all other MDAs that have not been enrolled would soon be captured into the system.
He noted that other agencies to be captured into SFTAS include public secondary schools, hospitals, clinics and other public corporations owned by the state and 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
“BIRS would not stop at nothing until all the remaining un-enrolled are made to go live on the Unified Revenue Collection System,” he warned.
He said that the Borno state and Federal Governments have signed SFTAS with the World Bank in 2019.
He therefore assured that no agency would be exempted from the system to perform in remitting revenues into the TSA.