The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has awarded the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) a silver plaque following the independent assessment as well as validated assessment of NOTAP by the bureau in October, 2021.
Presenting the award to the Director General of NOTAP Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim at the Office headquarters in Abuja recently, the Director General of BPSR Engr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi said NOTAP is rated a silver level organization by the bureau having scored 74.25% and therefore met expectation in all essential areas of responsibility.
According to the Deputy Director, Public Relations & Protocols Solomon D. Nshem that the quality of work in the organization is generally good since the most critical organizational goals are achieved and as such deserves the silver award but urged the agency to work harder since it has great potentials for improvement.
He noted that NOTAP Is playing a leading role in line with governments agenda of using technology to provide services and employment for the nations teeming youths and commended the office for adopting Information Technology (IT) to digitalize its processes locally and engage with its stakeholders.
Engr. Arabi however noted that NOTAP needs to put in place and strengthen certain policies in order to enhance good governance especially in organizational health safety, code of conduct, human resources management, staff training, robust financial accounting, e-procurement and internal control mechanisms.
Earlier in his welcome address the Director General of NOTAP, Dr. DanAzumi Mohammed Ibrahim, said the Office was primarily established to regulate the inflow of foreign technologies into Nigeria and is also responsible for the promotion of locally motivated technologies.
He noted that while executing its mandate of regulating technology transfer agreements the office has between the years 2012 to 2022 saved the nation over N140 billion that would have left to foreign countries as capital flight.