April 16, 2024

NCDMB, ICPC partners for excellence and transparency in processes

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Adewale Akintaro

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, is partnering with the Training Arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission, ICPC, in risk assessment of procurement and human resources processes at the Board in a push for excellence and transparency.

Initiated by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, of the NCDMB as part of its 2024 Action Plan, the Comprehensive Risk Assessment in the Procurement and Human Resources Departments is intended to identify and assess corruption risks in processes within those two critical functional organs, evaluate the effectiveness of existing control mechanisms, recommend improvements to mitigate identified risks and promote a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour.

In his welcome remarks to officials of the ICPC Anti-Corruption Academy at the NCDMB Liaison Office, Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Engr. Felix Omatsola Egbe, stated that the collaborative endeavour signifies the Board’s dedication to ensuring the integrity of its procurement processes and the effectiveness of its HR practices.

He noted: “Insights gained from the exercise will not only enable us to identify and mitigate potential risks but also to optimise our operations and enhance organizational resilience.

“As we work hand-in-hand with the esteemed professionals from ICPC Academy, we strengthen our collective expertise and empower our staff to navigate the complexities of governance with confidence and proficiency.”

He urged the project team to firm up the collaboration and ensure speedy completion of the first phase of the endeavour, pointing out that “The quality of work will determine our decision to expand on the use of the ICPC Academy service offerings.”

The evaluative work of the project team encompasses in-depth review of policies, procedures, and practices within the aforesaid departments.

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