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Kano’s ministry of public procurement is deviation from global best practice – RoLAC

Kano’s ministry of public procurement is deviation from global best practice – RoLAC

The creation of the Ministry of Public Procurement, Project Monitoring and Evaluation by Kano State government does not conform with the global best practice.

The anti-corruption component manager at the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC II), Dr Emmanuel Uche, revealed this during a capacity building for procurement personnel on anti-corruption in procurement principles and standards in Kano on Tuesday.

He challenged the state government to ensure that the appropriate thing is always done in every procurement, despite the shortfall in global standard.

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According to him, the global best practice is to have a separate and independent public procurement agency which is not an integral part of the executive arm of government as it is done in Kano State.

He said this was necessary to ensure transparency and accountability.

The capacity-building training, which was carried out for procurement personnel from different ministries, departments and agencies in Kano State, had some paper presentations on public procurement; anti-corruption risks in procurement principles and standards, and addressing corruption risks in public procurement.

One of the resource persons at the training, Engr Lawan G. Datti, said it “highlighted how contracts with high magnitude values are awarded by the government without following the necessary guidelines and principles.

He said the training will “acquit participants with the nitty gritty and basic knowledge of contract awards so as to avoid corruption tendencies.”

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He added that “the general public will benefit in terms of deriving value for their money because they will hold the government accountable for their funds.

“The government will equally benefit because they will know how to do the right thing in order not to fall foul of the laws.”

Funded by European Union and implemented by International IDEA, the RoLAC II programme was declared open the state commissioner, Ministry of Public Procurement, Project Monitoring and Evaluation who was represented by Engr Garba Garba Adamu.

RoLAC II programme coordinator in the state, Ibrahim Bello,  said Kano State Ministry of Public Procurement, Project Monitoring and Evaluation as well as the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) are the two “collaborating institutions in the training.


Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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