The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC Hamid Bobboyi, has said that the commission would adopt the Open Contract Data Standards to eradicate corruption in its contract system.

Bobboyi made the remarks in Kaduna on Monday at the opening of a two-day national dialogue on Open Contract Data Standards, organised in collaboration with MacArthur Foundation.

Represented by UBEC’s Deputy Director, Partnership and Teacher Professional Development, Olumayowa Aleshi, Bobboyi said the dialogue was part of measures to ensure accountability and eradicate corruption in contract processing.

He said that the collaboration with MacArthur Foundation tagged `On the Nigeria project’ was in actualisation of UBEC’s policy of frugality and probity.

The executive secretary said the the commission involved UBEC’s  heads of procurement, fiscal planning and finance units  in the dialogue as a way of showing its importance.

He described the Open Contract Data Standards as an internationally recognised system that could improve service delivery, reduce wastage and tackle corruption.