Okerafor Athanatius, Jalingo.
Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has stressed the need to put to a stop the era of impunity in the conduct of the state’s civil service saying, due process must be followed in all government transactions to deliver dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
This was contained in a Communique issued at a the end of a 5 – Day Training Workshop organized by the State Government, under the auspices of the Bureau of Public Procurement in conjunction with the Project Monitoring Consult, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The training workshop, aimed at sensitizing the newly posted Taraba State Procurement Officers to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) which was complied, signed and issued to newsmen at the end of the Workshop by the Director, Media and Publicity of the State Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr. Matthew Eliud Jen had its theme, “Due Process Procurement Mechanism”
Accordingly, the programme, at the instance of Governor Ishaku, spanned topical areas of the procurement discipline among civil servants in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies in Taraba state.
Before the commencement of the technical session, the communique revealed, a brief opening ceremony held by Governor Ishaku, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Government Projects, Hon. Saidu Ataka.
The events that took place during the technical session, our Correspondent learnt were; procedural paper presentations by various Resource persons, interactive sessions, all of which were duly anchored by Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab, who believed that the workshop will at the final analysis ensure good practice of probity, transparency and value of Taraba hard-earned money.
Papers presented by various earmarked groups, the communiqué gathered were; “Essentials of Due Process Mechanism”, “Due Process Reports Work Certification, Encapsulating the Monitoring and Evaluation Components”, “Complaints and Recourse Mechanism”, all presented by Prof. Kunle Ade Wahab. “The Role of ICPC in the Fight against Corruption and the Promotion of Ethics in Governance” by Bello Idris Bakori, “The Application and Implementation of Public Procurement Act” by Engnr. Ayo Johnson, “Understanding the Taraba State Public Procurement Law” by Engnr. Daniel Akaalian.
Others are; “Understanding the State Budget and Approval Limits of Principal Officers” and “Due Process Procurement Report Writing”.
The paper, “The Role of ICPC in the Fight against Corruption and the Promotion of Ethics in Governance, presented by Bello Idris Bakori dwelt on the essential elements of corruption to include, Grand Corruption, Political Corruption, Bureaucratic Corruption, Judicial and Moral Corruption. The paper also looked at t he effects of Corruption and the establishment of the ICPC and its anti-corruption crusades resting on the role for Nigerians and the key concept of integrity as the mainstream for the promotion of effective Governance.