The Delta State Government under the stewardship of His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa is now better equipped for delivering of quality services to its citizens with transparency and accountability, while ensuring even spread of development across the various senatorial districts and Local Government Areas.

This was stated by the Honourable Commissioner for Finance, Olorogun David Edevbie, ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Cornelius Semiteje in his address at the “Go Live” SIFMIS (SAP implementation) held at the Conference hall of the Felix Ibru Secretariat, Asaba.

The Commissioner for Finance said that the implication of the Delta State Integrated Financial Management Information System (SIFMIS), is that Delta State now has a full automated integrated system that processes our business transactions from procurement to payment (P2P) in compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS).

He thanked His Excellency, the governor for his unwavering support for Delta SIFMIS and congratulated all stakeholders which include World Bank, European Union, the SIFMIS steering committee, Delta SEEFOR, SAP and various teams of the state public service for the achievement of this milestone.

David Edevbie appealed to all Deltans to continue to support the current administration in the task of bringing economic and social development to our people to ensure a globally competitive economy and a better functioning society.

The Project Coordinator, Delta State SEEFOR project, Frank Akpokwu expressed great pleasure at the long awaited Go-Live phase of the project, stating that it was indeed a remarkable day for the state government as a major milestone has been achieved in pursuit of excellence in E-governance.

He said that the ultimate goal of SIFMIS project is to upgrade and implement an IFMIS that meets Delta state government financial management and business requirements.

He explained that the present optimization project incorporates the budget process, financial management controls, Government procurement process, project implementation process, Human capital management, assests management and generation of reports that are International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) compliant and in line with Universal best practices.

He pointed out that this will also open up opportunities for future collaboration with our funding partners.

The SEEFOR coordinator thanked everyone who worked tirelessly to ensure the possibility of the event, stating that following the Go-Live, focus will now be directed towards establishing a reliable network for the event that roll out to the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The highlight of the event was the demonstration of the process of the SIFMIS project.


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