As a vehicle to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of Ondo state, the state government has promised to sustain the public sector governance reform in the state.
Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa made this known at a workshop organised for the State Integrated Financial Information System (SIFMIS) at the Conference Room of Ministry of Finance in Akure.
According to statement from the Press Officer of the ministry, Itunu Lijofi, Akinterinwa described SIFMIS as a subcomponent of Public Sector Governance reform for the day to day running of government business, and a reflection of the present administration’s mantra THINK A NEW, ACT A NEW.
He explained that Public Sector Reform as a mechanism that introduces innovations in terms of modernisation transformation and professionalism for the improvement of institutions and processes, saying these innovations as areas of reform are the common theme of this administration’s agenda.
The Commissioner who said the processes and institutions are aligned and at par with international best practices noted that Ondo state is the first state in the country to deploy SAP ERP solution for government business.
In his address, the Ondo State Accountant- General, Mr. Laolu Akindolire said SIFMIS is the warehouse of data for all government business processes and entails the deployment of ICT in the areas of Human Resources Management, Payroll Management, Budget Planning, Accounting and Financial as well as Business Reporting, including Procurement and Audit Processes.
Mr. Akindolire affirmed that a consortium of seasoned professionals were engaged to supply, install, both hardware and software which were deployed to 73 Ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MEMDs) across the state along with the trained personnel assigned for specific roles in line with their job specifications.
The Accountant General thanked the state government for the absolute support and commitment to the project in reforming every facet of life in the state.
Accounting Officers, Directors of Accounts, and the Chief Internal Auditors were part of the workshop.