CAC deepens support for anti-corruption war, retrains personnel on public procurement

*Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has restated its commitment to training and retraining of its personnel for optimal performance and increased honesty in public procurement-related corruption in the country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

In furtherance of its support for Federal Government’s fight against corruption, the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has restated commitment to ensuring training and retraining of its personnel for optimal performance and increased honesty in the country’s economy.

ConsumerConnect reports CAC has commenced training of its staffers on curbing public procurement-related corruption in Nigeria.

The training workshop has the theme: “Overview of Public Procurement Act 2007, Processes and Procedures for Goods, Works and Service, Contract Management & Dispute Resolution: Measures for Curbing Procurement Related Corruption in Government Establishments”.

Alhaji Garba Abubakar, Registrar-General of the Commission, who disclosed this development to reporters Sunday, September 26, 2021, said that the anti-procurement corruption training which will cover over 400 of CAC staff in phases, had begun with training of Executive and Non-Executive officers of the Commission in Nasarawa State.

The Commission said that a total of about 97 officers were trained in the first phase of the anti-corruption training exercise.

According to Abubakar, the contents of the training programme were designed to further support the present administration’s fight against corruption by highlighting the dangers and negative effects of Corruption in Government Establishments.

The phased-training, he noted, would cover the CAC workers across the country to enhance their capacity and re-orient them against corruption.

Recall the Registrar-General recently announced that the Commission would train a total of 443 of its staffers before year end.

Abubakar applauded the workers who participated in the first phase of the training in Nasarawa for their exemplary conduct during the exercise.

He also reiterated the Commission’s commitment to ensuring training and retraining of CAC Staffers for optimal performance and increased honesty in the country’s economy.

Personnel relate experiences on training programme

Meanwhile, some of the beneficiaries of the training programme have described their experience on the programme as worthwhile.

They commended the Registrar-General for prioritising the training and retraining of the Commission’s workforce.

CAC also noted some of them described the training as horizon broadening, wide-ranging, and one that has given them further guidance on the provisions of the Procurement Act.

Others as well commended the quality of the facilitators and the knowledge received particularly on the Nigeria Finance Act 2020.

It would go a long way in improving and shaping their decision making, said they.

Mr. Abdul Mamman of Charter Housing Consulting and event facilitator, in his remark urged the participants to engender good procurement practice and ensure strict adherence to rules governing procurement activities in the economy.

Participants were also said to have aerobics and health talk on the three-day training, with a view to ensuring that they maintain healthy lifestyle.

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