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Bureau of Public Service Reform rates NBBRI on performance

NBRRI says all obstacles to development of the organisation will be removed. Photo: Rabi Momoh/Radio Nigeria

The Bureau of Public Service Reform, BPSR has rated the Nigerian Building Road and Research institute , NBRRI a silver level organization through its performance that met the expectations of the Bureau.

At the presentation of the Report and award on the deployment of BPSR Self assessment Tool in Abuja, the Director General of the Bureau, Dr Dasuki Arabi said the aim of the assessment was to identify the strength and weaknesses of the Institution and proffer recommendations to the identified gaps.

Dr Dasuki explained that in their investigations, it was discovered among other things that NBRRI had no clear policies to guide its operations and also lack appropriate insurance to protect its organization, Staffs and services.

“There is no appropriate insurance put in place to protect the organization, its assets, staff members and services.
It has not carried out a value-for-audit exercise to determine whether NBRRI services and functional responsibilities are delivered in a cost-effective way; and also, whether financial resources are judiciously expended” he said.

According to him, the Bureau however recommended among other things the development of resource management and asset policy for NBRRI to ensure an up to date inventory of assets and boost its communication network.

“Develop a communication strategy for NBRRl’s programmes and activities to ensure NBRRI’S Vision, Mission, and strategic objectives are effectively communicated to relevant stakeholders nor well understood by staff.”

At the end of the validation assessment, the Director General of the Bureau said NBRRI performance was rated at 65.25%, clinching the silver level Organization.

Earlier, the Director General of NBRRI, Prof Samson Duna who thanked the assessment Team for what he described as unbiased judgement said the Institute had improved in some of the grey areas raised by the committee especially in the area of publicity and promised to do more.

According to him some of the areas where they were faulted was beyond their control but assured the team of bridging the gaps of obstacles hindering the institute’s better performance.

Prof Duna also notified the committee that its presence had been felt across every parts of the country in particularly in the areas of road and housing.

“There is no local government in Nigeria that has not felt the impact of NBRRI either as classroom projects, as road projects or research and innovation aspects. They patronize us and our impact is always felt”, he added.

Reporting by Rabi Momoh; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and DaNIEL Ade