BPE to Uphold Core Values Okoh

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has said it would continue to uphold its core values of an efficient and credible organisation in the discharge of its mandate.

According to a statement on Friday from Amina Othman, Head, Public Communications, BPE, the Director-General, Mr Alex Okoh, said this at a retreat organised in conjunction with Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG).

The retreat, which held on Wednesday in Abuja, was titled “Accelerating Impact”.

The director-general maintained that the reform activities of the bureau cut across all key sectors of the Nigerian economy.

He said the retreat was one of the ways for the organisation to reposition itself to effectively play the pivotal role as the key driver of the government’s economic reforms programme.

In his presentation tagged “Towards a New BPE”, Okoh said the aim of the retreat included: to analyse key gaps and improvement opportunities in BPE’s internal operating model and structure its institutional and regulatory environment.

The aims also include revalidating and reaching a consensus on the strategic direction for BPE to discuss and agree on its overall strategic priorities; and key imperatives for BPE to achieve the desired future state, among others.

The BPE boss stressed the need for the bureau’s staff to re-invent themselves and gear up for the next phase of the privatisation and reform programme of the Federal Government.

The KPMG team, led by Mr Segun Sowande, noted that the objective of the retreat was to identify key opportunities in the Public Enterprises Reforms.

Sowande said another objective was to identify strategic priorities and key imperatives to achieve the desired future for the bureau.

He noted that there were new and viable opportunities for the BPE to latch on and revolutionalise the economy of the nation.

The one-day retreat had in attendance top management and other staff of BPE. (NAN)