Effects of Treasury Single Account on Public Finance Management in Nigeria

Yusuf Maiwada Bashir


The Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy was introduced to block financial leakages, promote transparency and prevent mismanagement of government's revenue, unifies all government accounts, enabling it  prevent revenue loss and mismanagement by revenue-generating agencies. This research examines the effect of treasury single account policy on the public financial management in Nigeria. The objective of this research is to examine the extent to which Treasury Single Account can block financial leakages, promotes transparency and accountability in the public financial management. Both primary and secondary data had been employed. The populations of this study are Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) within Bauchi metropolis using a sample of 72 respondents through judgment sampling. The data were analyzed using the Pearson Correlation techniques.The result of this research shows that adoption of a Treasury Single Account (TSA) is capable of plugging financial loopholes, promoting transparency and accountability in the public Financial System. Thus, the researchers recommend that for the success of this policy government should promulgate more legislation to make it mandatory for all the three tiers of government in Nigeria.

Keywords: Treasury Single Account, Public Financial Management, Transparency, Accountability.

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