Fiscal Responsibility Commission sensitises corps members on fiscal responsibility


By Aluta News

Mar. 9, 2022

Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has taken its sensitisation on fiscal governance to corps members in six orientation camps.

A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Head, Strategic Communications Directorate, FRC, Mr Bede Anyanwu, said that the programme included fiscal responsibility in the management of Nigeria’s resources in 2022.

Anyanwu listed the six orientation camps, where the exercise took place, to include those in Abuja, Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Plateau and Kaduna.

“It is a programme that will go round the country and it is aimed to getting youths and future leaders to understand the concept of fiscal responsibility and fiscal governance.

“It includes acquainting them with the objectives of Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA), 2007 and the benefits of its implementation for management of the nation’s resources,’’ he said.

Anyanwu stated that during the programme in Kaduna, FRC introduced the corps members to the tenets of fiscal responsibility, prudence in public finance management, budgetary process and general economic management.

He said that the commission also updated the corps members with accounts of what the country was doing right and where they could make it better.

Anyanwu said that the programme was to encourage the corps members to take advantage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act and ask questions, where and when necessary, as contained in section 51 of the act.

He reiterated the commission’s commitment to awakening citizens’ consciousness to the need for transparent and accountable public expenditure management.

“NYSC programme, which produces bulk of the public servants in our country, is a cherished target.

“The struggle to up the ante to achieve our mandates as a commission is on. All hands must be on deck to see it through.

In his remarks, the NYSC Camp Director for Kaduna orientation camp, Mr Isa Wana, expressed happiness with the exercise, saying that it would afford the corps members the opportunity of know the importance of fiscal responsibility in their day-to-day activities.