ICPC Commences training to fill Capacity Gaps of Staff

As part of efforts to improve the capacity of its workforce for greater efficiency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced a 5-day trainingfor its staff. 

The training, which is on Microsoft Office is holding at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) Keffi, Nasarawa State.

While declaring the training open, the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, represented by the Secretary to the Commission, Professor Musa Usman Abubakar, noted that the Commission had observed that some staff were not proficient in the use of Microsoft packages on the computer. 

To close this gap and migrate its workforce from analogue to digital, the Board, he said, graciously approved the training.

Professor Abubakar said the training would cover Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other essential software knowledge necessary to improve staff capacity and expertise, adding that the training markedthe beginning of other trainings to be organized by the Commission for its staff.

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the secretary advised that staff should observe all necessary precaution during the training.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Provost of the Academy, Professor Tunde Babawale, noted that it wasthe responsibility of the Academy to train staff of the Commission hence the training was put together to enable participants carry out their functions efficiently.

He stated that equipping staff was important to effectively wage the war against corruption in Nigeria and therefore applauded the Chairman and Board of the Commission for placing importance on training despite the huge financial involvement.

The first batch of the training is divided into 3 simultaneous classes for Basic, Intermediate and Advance with 127 participants in attendance.