The Sustainable Procurement Environment and Social Standards Enhancement Centre of Excellence (SPESSECE), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has trained 104 staff in Sustainable Procurement Management.
Hajiya Amina Aminu, the Communications Officer, of SPESSECE ABU, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Zaria.
She said that the participants were drawn from departments and units of the university.
Aminu said the training was aimed at developing the sustainable capacity in managing Procurement, Environment, and Social standards (PES) in the public, private and academic sectors.
She added that the training was aimed at enhancing the quality and efficiency of social service delivery in the country.
According to her, SPESSCE is an 80 million dollars World Bank capacity-building project targeted at sustainably enhancing capacity, developing and implementing curricula for PES in Nigeria by offering professionalism in a sustainable manner.
“The cornerstone for SPESSCE implementation is to create Centres of Excellence (CE) in Nigerian universities to deliver a series of capacity-building tracks in a sustainable manner in PES,’’ she said.
Aminu quoted one of the participants, Malam Aliyu Alhaji, as commending the center for all training arrangements made and attested that the training was impactful.
The participant further commended the Federal Government and National Universities Commission (NUC) for the initiative, expressing optimism that it will lead to national development.