About us

Brief History

The Office of the Accountant – General of the Federation established under Civil Services re- organization Decree No. 43 of 1988.

The Office is headed by Accountant-General of the Federation who is the chief accounting officer for the receipts and payments of account of the federation

OAGF is responsible for the overall management of all receipt and payments of the Federal of the Republic of Nigeria.

Mandate

  • Supervision of the accounts of Federal Ministries and Extra-Ministerial department;
  • Collate, present and publish statutory financial statements of account required by the Minister of finance;
  • Manage federal Government Investments;
  • Maintain and operate the federation account;
  • Maintain and operate the accounts of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, Department Fund, Contingencies Fund and other public funds and provides cash backing for the operation of the federal Government;
  • Conduct routine and in-depth inspection of the books of accounts of Federal Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Department to ensure compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and Internal Audit Guides;
  • Investigates cases of fraud, loss of funds, assets and store items and other financial malpractices in Ministries/Extra-Ministerial department;
  • Provides financial regulations and issues Treasury Circulars to Federal Ministries/Extra – Ministerial Departments to ensure that  there are adequate systems in public funds and for the co-ordination of the collection and disbursement of public funds and for the   co-ordination of accounting systems;
  • Ensure Revenue Monitoring and accounting;
  • Issues officially approved forms bearing Treasury Numbers for use in all Federal Ministries to ensure uniformity;
  • Formulate the accounting policies of the Federal Government;
  • loans servicing and public debt management;
  • The office also manages all the Federal Pay Offices (FPOs) in the 36 states of the Federation. The office has six offices, one in each of geopolitical zones of the country coordinating the activities of the Federal Pay Offices in the zone.

Mission Statement

To install and operate an effective accounting system for the control and monitoring of the nation’s finances, leveraging on people and technology in collaboration with all

Vision Statement

To install and operate an effective accounting system for the control and monitoring of the nation’s finances, leveraging on people and technology in collaboration with all

Objectives

  • To install and operate a fully integrated accounting and financial management system
  • To provide a system for the monitoring of the accounts of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies
  • To ensure timely submission of all financial statements to the Auditor-General of the Federation
  • To install an effective and efficient performance management system
  • To provide accurate and timely financial information for planning and decision-making
  • To develop a crop of highly qualified and motivated personnel for effective service delivery
  • To ensure adequate management and control of government investments