Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), has charged its defence advisers and attachés who are in charge of finance against flouting Nigeria’s anti-corruption laws and due process provisions.
The chief of defence accounts and budget at DIA, maj-gen. Adekunle Adesope gave this charge in Abuja at weekend during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Deputy Defence Advisers/ Attaches Finance conference.
He said being conversant with the financial regulations and the anti-corruption laws was imperative for the attachés in order not to flout the provisions in public sector financial administration in Nigeria.
He said, “The DDA Finance conference was convened out of the need to enhance the prudent management of the defence mission finances. I, therefore, implore all the participants to put the knowledge acquired in the management of your resources.
“I will also like to advise you to take due cognizance of the on-going federal government anti-corruption campaign and due process in the conduct of your affairs. As the accounting officers of your respective missions, you are to operate within the ambit of constituted financial regulations. Do not engage in unauthorized virement and limit your expenditure to the provision under each subhead.”
The senior military officer also pledged that the agency will continue to ensure prompt remittance of funds to the mission including the attachés’ overhead allocation, adding that they are expected to reciprocate through total compliance to relevant financial regulations and timely rendition of accounts.