Yobe saved N5bn in 2 years from contract vetting – DG






Yobe state government said it had from inception of Bureau for
Public Procurement (BPP) saved over N5billion from contract vetting,
of over invoicing, among others.

Director-General, BPP, Ismaila Mai Adamu said  Thursday at a two
day training workshop on “procurement tool” organised for members of House of Assembly, permanent secretaries, heads of agencies and local government chairmen in the state.

“I wish to seize this opportunity to inform you that the bureau from
inception to date among other things had saved over N5b from contract vetting and to further curtail the incidences of over invoicing, we have put standard price list,” he said.

Adamu further, said in order to actualise the dream for which the
bureau was set-up, it restructured the corporate plan of the bureau
with support of PERL-ARC where mandates and functions of the bureau were clearly spelt out.

While declaring the training open, Governor Mai Mala Buni, represented by his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, said the training will instil proper understanding of procurement principles, processes and procedures for goods and services as well as award of contracts and their execution.

“No doubt, the training will address the problems associated with poor quality of contract execution, over invoicing, diversion of funds,
misappropriation, revenue leakages, unnecessary expenditure and
spending, thereby achieving macro-economic stability and adding value for money spent.

“It will also assist in actualising our dream of turning the fortunes
of our beloved state around on the path of socio-economic
regeneration,” he said.

The training which was organised in partnership with a consultancy
firm, T.K Udeh and Associates, the lead resource person, Kingsley Udeh
among others would present papers on overview of public procurement practice, Yobe public procurement guidelines among others.

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