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Govs launch public finance database for fiscal accountability

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday launched a public finance database to ensure fiscal transparency and accountability. Speaking during the 8th IGR peer learning…

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday launched a public finance database to ensure fiscal transparency and accountability.

Speaking during the 8th IGR peer learning event and launch in Abuja, Ekiti State governor and NGF chairman, Kayode Fayemi, said the forum was working with revenue services and other MDAs to expand tax-for-service initiatives in rewarding compliance while ensuring citizens know where they expend their taxes annually.

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“This database reiterates our commitment to fiscal transparency and accountability as well as our resolve to strengthen governance in the country. We welcome your continuous support.

“As is often said, government is a continuum, so I trust those after us to continue in these reforms and many more, as may be necessary for guaranteeing the fiscal sustainability of our states. 

“A database that allows users to easily filter and analyse states’ fiscal data and information. We understand the need to build greater accountability, especially showing citizens the linkage between their taxes and service delivery. “