The ICT Division manages the overall ICT infrastructure for the Institute including
planning, design, acquisition, implementation and management of the software applications
and hardware infrastructure that support operations. The ICT Division are involved in systems
administration including: general computer support; upgrades; software installations; license management;
server set up and management; network and printer support; deployment of equipment; management of inventories;
end user support etc. The Division also customizes application packages to suit different departmental or divisional needs.
Others activities of the Division are itemized below:
- Systems Planning
- Participation in research and recommendation of improved infrastructure processes and technologies to include growth planning.
- Provide procurement assistance including, but not limited to, researching solutions,
engaging with potential vendors, making recommendations for product purchases and evaluating bids.
- Test new equipment and applications and provide thorough feedback.
- Configure and deploy new and refurbished workstations, laptops and peripheral equipment.
- Install, troubleshoot, repair, update and maintain workstations and laptops.
- Install, maintain, and troubleshoot printers/copiers as well as manage toner requests.
- Setup and support audio/visual equipment for presentations and trainings on and off site.
- Install and configure peripherals including scanners, external drives, monitors and other peripheral hardware.
- Removal/disposal of non-functional equipment Software
- Provide software and system troubleshooting and support.
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and update operating systems and user applications.
- Proactively schedule software upgrades and patching.
- Assure that all software on NARICT equipment is licensed and keep record of licenses.
- Track license and support contracts to include notification of renewal timeframe to management.
- Maintain/ update NARICT website (www.narict.gov.ng) to ensure global presence.
- Monitor NARICT network to ensure network functionality and availability to all system users.
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair cabled, wireless and other network infrastructure.
- Support existing/new server/s and administer access rights for all users in the office.
- Maintain local and server based anti-virus software.
- Inform and train users and management in how to adhere to Federal Government ICT Security policies.
- In case of virus infection clean out affected equipment.
- Ensure computer is set up prior to new hire start date and any related moves.
- Handle the relocation of computer equipment as a result of office or personnel changes.
- Request and setup new user accounts and email accounts.
- Troubleshoot, and repair user accounts and email accounts, assist in resetting passwords.
- Management of Vendor Services
- Work directly with vendors to schedule repairs and maintenance.
- Request and evaluate services with vendors and service providers.
- Work with ISP (Galaxy Backbone, NITDA) and other outside vendors to ensure dependable operations.
- Work with vendors and vendor supplied systems to track service requests through to completion.
- Train new and current NARICT employees on computer software and ICT systems.
- Create material and presentations for trainings and reports.
- Assess user capacity and suggest trainings and areas in need of improvement.
- Routine Administrative Tasks
- Create and maintain inventory, which may include hardware, software and various items such as laser printer cartridges and peripheral equipment.
- Maintaining documentation of processes, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.
- Monitor and report ICT expenses.
- Assist with preparation of operating budgets based on estimated and actual expenditures for ICT systems and support needs.
In carrying out the duties, the Internal Audit is guided at all times by the provisions
of the financial regulations and extant treasury and Establishment Circulars.
These regulations and circulars prescribed the Internal Auditors responsibilities
and powers and also make sure powers and responsibilities remain up-to-date at all times.
It is we operate in line with Internal Audit Guidelines from Fed. Ministry of Finance
(Audit Monitoring Dept) issued in 2011.
Internal Audit is a unit responsible to the Director General/CEO in day to day administration of the unit by an Internal Auditor as the
head of the unit in the Institute.
Internal Audit Report(s):- objective is to ensure that internal auditor produce
comprehensive and detailed audit reports monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annually
with special reports where necessary or special investigation are required.
We carry out our routine audit to Departments. Divisions,
Units and special projects as the law prescribed and produce reports of
this to the Director – General/ Chief Executive Officer and other end users after discussing,
anomalies, discrepancies, observations, comment with end users and its effects on the affected Department or Division or Unit.
Others activities of the Division are itemized below:
- Liaise with the statutory External Auditors on matters of finance, discuss
Management Reports and Accounts where necessary
- Ensure that market survey is carried out periodically to safe cost.
- Advise management on financial matters assets disposal and transfers in the Account.
- Prescribed accounting principles applicable to the organization. Or per
- Development of Audit program to be used by Internal Audit staff,
especially Audit under IPSAS, GIFMIS and. IPPIS and other emerging reform programme of Federal Government.
- Internal Audit is involved in transition process of IPSAS implementation of Government
accounts preparation based on cash basis in 2014 and full accrual basis in 2016 till date.
- The Audit is equally involved in the preparation of the Annual budget,
and also participates in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the budget performance as part of our function.
- Preparation of Annual budget, implementations performance.
evaluation is part of the internal audit function Ensure an effective
system of Internal Control check-such as would prevent/detect errors and fraud if in force and is operating satisfactorily.
- Another function is to ensure that the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted financial policy of the Institute.
- Attend to Audit team from offices of the Accountant General and Auditor General of the Federation for periodic checks.
- Attend Bi-Quarterly meeting with the Accountant General of the Federation for briefs and update in Accounting and Auditing. Activities of the Treasury house.
- Engage in value for money audit and advise the management accordingly in all its operational activities.
- The Institute management may engage the Unit on special assignments/investigations when the need arises.
- The unit serves as check and balance to the Finance and Accounts Department at all time.
- End of year stock taking, review of debtors and other investigations are all connected to the function
of Internal Audit. Also, watching against, fraud and inefficiency and report cases immediately to the Chief Executive Officer
- In line with Chapter 17 of Financial Regulations (Revised to 2009), we applied our duties in the following areas:
- Checking Compliance with laws, Instructions and Directives.
- Checking the adequacy of Financial and Accounting Systems
- Checking economy, efficiency & effective use of resources
- Checking the level of achievement of sets objectives
- Checking the total operations of government for economy, efficiency & effectiveness.
This Office is a vital organ of the Institute which is charged with securing the Institute and ensuring the safety of lives and properties.