Group petitions Buhari, Ministry over illegal charges on TSA by OAGF
Non-governmental organisation, United Global Resolve For Peace (UGRFP) has petitioned President Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Justice over illegal charges Nigerians pay for the running of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF).
The group, in a letter dated 3, June, 2019 and seen by The Guardian, urged the President to call for the urgent and immediate review of the TSA charges by ensuring that no political appointee has the enormous power to arbitrarily charge or impose tariffs on Nigerians and also urged government to live up to its responsibility and honor the agreement made with Systemspecs LTD and fully pay the money owed to the firm.
Speaking with The Guardian yesterday in Abuja, Executive Director, Shalom Olaseni said they received complaints from some Nigerians that the platform on which the TSA is being run, REMITA, is ripping them of their hard earned money through the bogus service charge that was imposed on the payers by the OAGF, which the payers were forced to pay. He added that they have made several applications pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to the CBN who directed applications to the OAGF and asked that we proceed with our follow-up there.
Olaseni said though TSA is an effective tool, designed to curb corrupt practices, making the payers into the TSA bear the burden of paying a service charge is however very unsavoury.
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