A Chartered Procurement Officer, Alhaji Yahaya Musa Wambai, has applauded the initiative by the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, to establish Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) in the State.
In a chat with journalists, he noted that the idea was a welcome development in the state, stressing that the inability of previous administrations of the state to establish the BPP, resulted to awards of contract without following laid down procedures leading to the execution of substandard projects.
According to Wambai, most governors in the country who are going through prosecution over mismanagement of public funds is because they neglected due process by failing to establish the bureau for procurement.
“I want to tell you that the best thing that has happened to our state is having a governor who has global view in the way of doing things which Governor Sule remains commended for.
“The governor has proved that his administration would be transparent, accountable and a government of integrity, where due process will be followed in achieving success.
“Any government that would priorities public procurement in it principle of governance, shows that the government is mindful of the fact that it is holding public thrust and a government that wants things done transparently,” he said.
The expert further posited that public procurement is a guide that is acceptable globally, even by the world bank, stressing that its establishing in Nasarawa state speaks volume.
“Due process have been instituted, decorum will be the order of the day and accountability will be imbibed even among civil servants in the state and the general public will benefit from this visionary concept of the governor,” Wambai, noted.
He, however, advised the government to ensure strict engagement of professional staff that will pilot the affairs of the bureau affairs without sentiment of religion or ethnicity.