ICPC holds skills improvement workshop for staff

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is organizing a four-day workshop that would address certain skill gaps amongst its personnel.

Speaking during the opening ceremony held on Monday, the ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, OFR noted that the workshop was necessary as it would not only help address some skill gaps, but would also help participants be in tune with latest tools and technologies being used for their day-to-day tasks.

“As you know, with technology there are so many things that are coming on board and if you are not able to catch up, you will be left out. So, every time there are new innovations, we need to come together to learn it so that we will be able to understand and flow with the work,” Prof. Owasanoye added.

The ICPC boss, who was represented by ICPC’s Director of Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Victoria Ayeni, MFR, stated that participants were carefully drawn from the Accounts and Administration departments, adding that officers from Procurement and Stores Units were also selected to participate due to the nature of their work.

The Hon. Chairman tasked the officers to take the training seriously just as he thanked the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) for always giving assistance to the Commission whenever the need arises.

The opening event was attended by Mr. Hassan Suleiman of the OAGF, a facilitator and other top management staff of the ICPC including the acting Director of Administration Department, Mr. Bello Dauda, fsi, the Head of Procurement Unit, Mr. Binga Shintema, and Head of Internal Audit, Mr. Ambrose Songo.

The workshop, which held at the Commission’s headquarters, had facilitators from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Budget Office of the Federation, Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS).