In a continued resolve to equip operatives for better performance, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has trained 100 officers on the fundamentals of public service.
The officers, drawn from across the different cadres in the Commission, were trained by the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) on Performance Management System, Overview of Financial Regulations, Public Service Rules, Procurement Act 2007 amongst others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 3-day training, the Administrator/Chief Executive Office of PSIN, Dr. Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo, mni, welcomed the officers to the Institute and applauded the Commission’s interest in capacity building, stating that the two bodies had enjoyed a good relationship.
“ICPC is one organization that pays a lot of attention to capacity building, and endeavours to put its staff ahead due to the peculiar tasks they handle”, he said.
Obatoyinbo charged the participants to familiarize themselves with the strategic plan of the public service with certain key areas where emphasis has been placed, especially the gradual movement from the use of Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER) to Performance Management System (PMS) in order to aid the monitoring of the performance of public servants.
The Administrator also urged the participants to, “Feel free to share experiences with your facilitators so that we can all learn from each other especially as there are some emerging issues particularly in the Public Service Rules, which is the most recent one”.
Assistant Commissioner, ICPC, Mr. Zayyana Dan-Musa, who spoke on behalf of the participants gave the assurance that they would cooperate with the tutors and ensure that the impact of the training was felt in their daily work.