FG directs MDAs to submit 2014 procurement records to BPP

This information will enable government to design its financial commitment and subsequently allocate resources appropriately.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has directed its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to collate and submit all procurement records for 2014 to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) by Oct. 26.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, gave the directive on Wednesday in Abuja at a one day interactive session with directorate cadre, procurement officers of federal MDAs.

Represented by the Director, Economic Policy Analysis, Mrs Ijeoma Unaogu, he said that all statutory requirements of the

Procurement Act would be enforced because the current administration would uphold the rule of law.

"I was made to understand that these records will give government an overview of all procurement activities embarked upon by the various MDAs, irrespective of approval thresholds.

"This information will enable government to design its financial commitment and subsequently allocate resources appropriately.

"Unfortunately, I have been informed that only a few MDAs complied with this directive.

"The BPP is accordingly directed to submit the list of MDAs that fail to comply with this directive to my office for appropriate sanctions,’’ he said.

Lawal, however, noted that there were some procurement malpractices that needed to be addressed.

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