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National park tasks staff on accountability, transparency

He said that revenue officers must be accountable and willing at all times to bring up new ways of boosting government income for better service delivery.

By Felicia Imohimi

The National Park Service has urged Accountants, auditors and other officers in the service to maintain high level of accountability and transparency for quality service delivery.

The Conservator General of the Service, Dr Ibrahim Goni gave the advice at a 5-day training for staff of the service, organised  in collaboration with Global Advisory Services in Abuja.

He specifically noted that revenue officers must be accountable and willing at all times to bring up new ways of boosting government income for better service delivery.

Goni added that store officers being the custodians of government assets must be prudent and vigilant.

The training was organised for conservators of parks, accountants, auditors and store officers

The conservator general said the training aimed at achieving higher levels of probity, accountability and transparency as well as quality service delivery.

He further noted that it would enable the officers to be abreast with current development in their fields.

He emphasised that the training would enable them to deliver effective service and cope with current emerging security challenges.

Goni urged the officers to familiarise themselves with all policy thrusts of government as “they affect our various jobs“.

According to him, as park managers, they must know those they work with, and must work selflessly, relentlessly and with the visions of a winner

“The finance, the audit, the store and revenue officers must rise up to their responsibilities knowing that the enormous assets and liabilities of this great services is entrusted into their hands.

“They will be held accountable for all their actions and inactions,“.

The conservator general noted that the training was one of the initiatives adopted to boost revenue generation.

“ The officers saddled with the responsibility of keeping the books and records must rise up to their responsibility to avoid dragging the service into embarrassment and sanctions.

“The auditors should be at the heels of the various role players to ensure timely and quality delivery of tasks and services not as bloodhounds but as watchdogs.

“The revenue officers must be accountable and willing at all times to bring up new ways of boosting government income for better service delivery and the store officers as the custodians of government assets must be prudent and vigilant.

“This will prevent losses and ensure the safety and wellbeing of every asset in their custody,“ he said. (NAN)