OAGF gives update on fire outbreak, says GIFMIS platform restored

April 10, 2020
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The Office of Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) has announced the successful restoration of service on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform.

DAILY POST reported that some rooms at the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in Abuja popularly known as Treasure House caught fire on Wednesday morning 

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Mr Henshaw Ogubike, the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations at OAGF, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Ogubike said the shutdown of the GIFMIS platform was caused by the fire outbreak at the Treasury House on Wednesday, which was successfully contained.

He said,” The fire affected the outdoor panels of the cooling system to the server room, and as a result, the server automatically shut itself down.

”This had resulted in lack of service on the GIFMIS platform.

“Presently, service has been restored and payments can be made and received through the GIFMIS Platform.

”We regret any inconveniences this short breakdown in service on the GIFMIS platform might have caused the public.

“The OAGF remains alive to its responsibility, as the anomaly was rectified in less than 24 hours from the time of the incident.”

NAN reports that GIFMIS is an IT-based system for budget management and accounting that is meant to improve Public Expenditure Management processes, enhance greater accountability and transparency across ministries and agencies.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning had earlier on stated that no fund was lost in the fire outbreak that occurred at the office of the Accountant General of Nigeria in Abuja two days ago

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