Army identifies training as basic knowledge in procurement

 Martha Obi, Abuja


The Nigerian Army has identified research and training as the avenue for building vital knowledge in carrying out procedures and ethics that would aid the Nigerian Army in contributing to procurement matters in the field.

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur  Buratai, said this in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, during the procurement  Seminar  for Commandants, Bursars and Administrative Officers of the Command Secondary Schools in the Nigerian Army.

Lieutenant General Buratai explained that the forum would be an opportunity to appraise the performances in the Nigerian Army command schools with the view to evaluating their efficiency in enhancing productivity in the system.

He said “the seminar was an avenue for building participants knowledge on procurement process, and to educate officers on procurement which would broaden their knowledge both in procurement ethics”.

Professional Competence
Declaring the seminar open, Lieutenant General Buratai implored the participants to take the maximum advantage of the seminar to improve their competence on the job.

He said the force would continue to improve the standard and administration of the command schools to attain desired educational goals.

The Nigerian Army Acting Director, procurement, Major General Ephraim Essien said “the procurement seminar has been a forum for sharing knowledge and ideas on procurement processes and procedures in line with the PPA 2007 and other extant procurement regulations.”

He said the objective of the seminar was to broaden the knowledge and capacity of officers and men on procurement processes and financial procedures for improve productivity and efficiency in the Nigerian Army.

The theme of the seminar is “Enhancing the capacity of personnel for efficient procurement and financial management in Command Secondary Schools”.


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