The Board and Management of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, have been trained on e-governance by the Digital Bridge Institute.
Speaking at the event which held at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, said that the board this year decided to devote a lot of time and resource to training, pointing out that the Commission will indeed benefit from the training.
Prof Owasanoye stated that the essence of the training was ensure that management and staff are abreast with e-governance in order to help improve the work of the commission.
In his remark the President/CEO of Digital Bridge Institute, Professor Mohammed Ajiya thanked the Chairman for approving the training, saying that the interaction would greatly enhance the work of the Commission.
Digital Bridge Institute according to the CEO is a creation of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) with its emphasis on human capacity and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
While noting that the world has become ICT-driven with the Federal Government desirous of embracing technology in governance, Professor Ajiya therefore pointed out the need to come together with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to acquire knowledge and capacity needed to achieve its potentials usingw technology.
Finally, Professor Ajiya stated that the Institute was happy to partner with the ICPC and promised that the Institute would assist the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) the training arm of the Commission to be fully ICT compliant.
Another highlight of the event was presentation of training materials to the Chairman, board members and directors followed by a group photograph with both officials of ICPC and DBI. Thereafter the training went into an executive session.