During the Stakeholders Forum on the Debarment Procedure organized on Monday 15th July 2013 by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) under the leadership of the Director General of the Bureau Engineer Emeka M. Ezeh, Dr. Alain Nkoyock of UNODC ITS gave a speech where he introduced the mission of UNODC ITS in helping the Bureau achieve its goals through the IT solutions goPRS Web and goPRS Enterprise. The two software packages are part of a larger suite of software aimed at optimizing the procurement review process through IT.
The Forum was attended by the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Procurement Hon. Jukoke Okoya Thomas, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mr Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, Chief of Economic Advisor to the President Dr. Nwanze Okidegbe, Secretary General of the Federation represented by Dr. Jamila Shuara and representatives from the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.
The UNODC ITS mission to BPP was also invited to present the two packages of the goPRS suite of software, goPRS Web and goPRS Enterprise, in the Ministry of Finance Conference Hall on Thursday 18th July 2013. A demo of the two packages was presented by Dr. Alain Nkoyock and Mr. Shadi Al Abani and was well received by the participants including the Honorable Minister of Finance Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Honorable Minister of State for Finance Mr. Yerima Lawal Ngama, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Barrister Kabiru Tanimu Turaki,, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Alhaji Bukar Goni Aji, the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation Dr. Bright Okoju, and the Director of the BPP Engineer Emeka Ezeh. All permanent secretaries, in their capacities of Accounting Officers of the Federation, attended the meeting as well as the UNODC Country Representative, Mrs. Mariam Sissoko.
The Audience was particularly interested in the monitoring modules for the Special Adviser to the Presidency on performance monitoring and evaluation and the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in charge of the oversight of constituency projects.