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OAGF restores service on GIFMIS platforms less than 24 hours after fire outbreak

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The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) has announced the successful restoration of service on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform.

A statement signed by Henshaw Ogubike, Director (Informàtion, Press and Public Relations) in OAGF said, the shut down of the GIFMIS platform was caused by the fire out break at the Treasury House on Wednesday, 8th April 2020, which was successfully contained.

The fire had affected the outdoor panels of the cooling system of the Server, and as a result, the Server automatically shut itself down.

Repair work was immediately carried out on the affected equipment and at 12:30pm on Thursday, 9th April 2020, the Server was successfully restarted.

According to the OAGF, “presently, service has been restored and payments can be made and received through the GIFMIS Platform”.

GIFMIS is an IT based system for budget management and accounting that is meant mprove Public Expenditure Management processes, enhance greater accountability and transparency across Ministries and Agencies.

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