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Office of the Accountant General Restores Damaged Payment Platform

Following the Wednesday incident when the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) was engulfed by fire, the leadership has come forward to say it had successfully restored service on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System platform (GIFMIS).

GIFMIS is an information technology-based system for budget management and accounting that is meant to improve public expenditure management processes. It addition, GIFMIS also helps enhance greater accountability and transparency across ministries and agencies of government.

According to the statement released by the OAGF, the shut down of the GIFMIS platform was caused by Wednesday’s fire outbreak that rendered part of the Treasury House in Abuja useless.

The statement also hinted that the fire had affected the outdoor panels of the cooling system of the server, thereby shutting the server down.

Repair work was immediately carried out on the affected equipment and as at 12.30pm on Thursday, the server was successfully restarted and as a service had been restored and payments could again be made and received through the GIFMIS platform.

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