By Jaiyeola Andrews
The federal government has said it would partner with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) to train civil servants on forensic investigation to ensure accountability and efficient service delivery.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita made this disclosure in Abuja when the President and members of the governing council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) visited her in her office.
According to her, it has become imperative to improve the skills of civil servants to ensure better service delivery to Nigerians.
Oyo-Ita noted that training of civil servants in forensic investigation would restore integrity and dignity of the service.
She also said the training would also ensure efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centred (EPIC) civil servants.
She stressed that accuracy and integrity placed the accounting profession above board in the discharge of their duties, which she said was in consonance with the newly adopted International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), an accrual based standard used for the preparation of general purpose financial statements by government and other public sector entities around the world to enhance the quality, consistency and transparency of public sector financial reporting worldwide.