The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that recipient institutions adhere to public procurement process, aimed at curtailing corruption.

Executive Secretary of the Agency, Mr. Sonny Echono disclosed this during the opening ceremony of a three-day capacity building workshop on the public procurement process for TETFund beneficiary institutions organized by TETFund in collaboration with the Public Procurement Bureau held in Kano.

He said the training organized in Kano was for institutions in the northwest and northeastern part of the country.

The Executive Secretary explained that the objective of the capacity building training was to equip the institutions with procurement processes geared toward addressing corrupt practices in all the TETFund projects nationwide.

Mr. Sonny Echono maintained that the three-day training would serve as a refresher training for desk officers of TETFund in the two hundred and forty six enlisted beneficiary tertiary institutions across the country.

He appealed to the participants to utilize the opportunity and improve their knowledge and experience in public procurement law, to achieve the set objectives.

In his remarks, the Director General of the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Alhaji Mamman Ahmadu said the capacity-building workshop was timely and geared toward attaining the provision of the public procurement Act.

“we are here today to build the capacity of accounting officers ,principal officers, public officers, and other key players in the procurement value chain”

He charged the participants to make adequate utilization of the experience they will acquire during the training.

Abdullahi Jalaluddeen