The Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, has charged the Nigerian Law School to remit part of its Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, into the treasury.
Idris spoke this when a delegation from the NLS, led by the Director-General, Prof. Isa Chiroma, visited him in Abuja, according to the spokesman of the Office of the AGF, Mr. Henshaw Ogubike.
The Accountant-General said the national purse from where government funds its Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, was a pool of contributions from various sources.
According to him, the Nigerian Law School should be able to contribute its own quota, no matter how meagre.
“From the revenue the Nigerian Law School is generating, are you contributing to the national purse? When talking about internally generated revenue, the little you contribute will help increase government revenue.
”The Nigerian Law School should contribute in its modest way by giving something back. The institution raises revenue, so something should be given back,” Idris was quoted as saying.
Responding to requests by the delegation, the Accountant-General assured that his office would support the institution to get the issues resolved as soon as possible.
Idris said the request for increased funding, capturing of the institution’s staff into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform and release of pending funds would be addressed.
Prof. Chiroma had earlier said that the NLS was facing funding challenges facing the institution appealed for the integration of the six staff recently employed by the NLS into the IPPIS platform.
The federal government had warned that staff of MDAs that failed to join the IPPIS platform would not be paid salaries as from 2020.