Friday, 18 March 2016

FG saves N680billion from ‘padded contracts’ cc @DrJoeAbah

Ahmed Abdu, the acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) 
Ahmed Abdu, the acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) on Friday said that Nigeria saved about N680billion from the Reviews and Certification of Federal Government contracts between 2009 and 2014.
Abdu announced this in Lagos at the opening ceremony of a Procurement Retreat for Chief Executives of Federal Government Parastatals and Agencies, organised by the BPP.
“We sanitised the public procurement system through the registration, categorisation and classification of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers on its National database.
“The Bureau saved the nation over N680 billion through prior reviews and certification of Federal Government contracts between 2009 and 2014,’’ he said.
Abdu also said that the procurement cadre in the Public Service had been professionalised through various capacity building programmes. (PM NEWS)

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