The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), has presented One hundred Computer units with accessories and One thousand three hundred and thirty four books on Accounting and Finance to the Federal Treasury Academy, Orozo, a suburb near the Federal Capital Abuja.
The academy is an arm of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation established with the vision to serve as a premier institution for developing human capacity in public finance education and management.
Handing over the items to the Accountant -General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris at the institutions’ premises, the Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Dr. Bello Aliyu Gusau said that an effective financial and accounting knowledge is key to proper management of oil and gas resources in Nigeria.
He said that beyond enhancing the ICT and library facilities of the academy, the Fund will in future explore the possibility of localizing the training of manpower in oil and gas accounting in the institution.
The Fund has over the years been investing in the training of PTDF Scholars in oil and gas accounting in foreign universities. “In fact oil and gas accounting is a key element of the capacity building that PTDF is doing yearly at all levels including Masters and PhD degrees, so we are looking forward to getting involved in the in- country training of personnel that work in the industry through an effective collaboration with the Academy”.
The Accountant- General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris thanked PTDF for extending the training facilities to the academy and expressed optimism that with more engagement with the Fund, the training and capacity building programmes of the institution will be enhanced. He said that the facilities and equipment will aid the transformation of the academy into a world class centre of excellence for the training of public finance managers across the country.