Mamman Ahmadu, the Director General of the Bureau of Public procurement (BPP) has declared that due process is a welcome development that will help Nigeria achieve its set objectives with the public procurement reform

The DG, while the Edo State Public Procurement Agency (ESPPA) delegation was on a study tour/visit to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for a weeklong procurement activity, stated that collective growth is what can sustain our development as a nation and only due process through public procurement can deliver that result. Reiterating the fact that the visit of the ESPPA will further consolidate the relationship of the States Procurement Agencies with that of the Federal so that we all can be on the same page in the reform.

In the same vein, Mamman Ahmadu opined that the right choice is to uplift many in the country, emphasising that the public procurement process in line with transparency and accountability will change the narrative in this dispensation. In this regard, players according to him, must be responsible to help Nigeria reach its desired goal by way of treading the path of good governance just like other sane climes.

During the interactive session with the delegation from Edo State Public Procurement Agency, the DG observed that the thought behind the establishment of the Bureau of Public Procurement is a laudable idea and the way to go to salvage Nigeria from the throes of corruption, highlighting the fact that the visionaries who saw the future thought well as due process will revive the economy of our dear country.    

The MD/CEO, ESPPA, Henry Imogiemhe Idogun, while responding to the DG and management staff of BPP explained that to build capacity and deepen the procurement process by synergising with BPP is the right thing to do in order to prevent corruption in the country. He emphasised that Edo State Public Procurement Agency (ESPPA) has a robust E-Procurement Unit (E-Registration) as it upholds the spirit of transparency, which is the hallmark of due process because it allows for minimal human interface.   

Segun Imohiosen

Chief Press Secretary/ Head – Media/PRP – BPP