The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Procurement, Unyime Idem, has stated most corruption circumstances within the nation are perpetrated via the procurement course of.
He stated the tenth National Assembly had, due to this fact, determined to amend the Public Procurement Act.
Idem disclosed this on Thursday when officers of the Bureau of Public Procurement appeared earlier than the committee to defend its 2024 price range estimates.
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“The National Assembly is working on the amendment of the Public Procurement Act 2007 to reflect present-day realities and to meet best practices,” Idem acknowledged in his welcome handle.
Acknowledging the position of the BPP in guaranteeing good governance, the lawmaker reiterated the readiness of the committee to empower the company to discharge its capabilities successfully.
He famous that the committee was mandated by Order 20(b), Rule 92 Standing Rules of the House of the Representatives “to appropriate funds to BPP, being the agency under its supervision and to also ensure that the funds appropriated to the agency are judiciously utilised.”
He promised that the committee would work hand-in-hand with the company to make sure that the 2024 price range not solely makes a significant affect within the lives of Nigerians but in addition helps in creating wealth for the nation.
“The Committee on Public Procurement has an important position to play within the eradication of corruption within the nation as a lot of the corruption circumstances within the nation might be traced to procurement processes.
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“While I commend the already existing cordiality, let me reiterate the need for continuous cooperation of the Bureau of Public Procurement to enable us to work harmoniously to ensure that all ministries, departments and agencies observe due process, transparency and accountability in the procurement of goods and services to ensure that all taxpayers’ money is accounted for and spent judiciously,” he added.
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