Yobe launches e-procurement platform



Yobe state government has commenced electronic procurement processes on project bidding to enhance transparency.

It says it is among the few states in the country to the new practice, noting that it will eliminate incompetent contractors and ensure equal opportunity in securing contracts.

Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, the state’s deputy governor said this while declaring open an interactive session with vendors, local contractors and government officials on the e-procurement platform and open competitive bidding in Damaturu.

The program was organized by Yobe State Bureau of Public Procurement in the state.

Representing his principal, Mai Mala Buni, Mr. Gubana said the occasion was meant to sensitize the participants on government’s policy of managing as well as promoting prudence in the execution of government projects.

He said the state is among the few pioneer states in the federation to set up ‘due process’ machinery such as the e-procurement, noting that the present administration believes the needed transparency in the award of contracts can only be achieved through such practices.

While commending the bureau’s management, Gubana said the agency was able to save over N5 billion from vetting of contracts for the state government.

‘Through this way, we will be able to select the best and competent bidder. In following this method, the fear of dealing with incapable and inexperienced contractors is completely eliminated.

‘Furthermore, a lot of work was put into making this electronic procurement solution a reality and the project team deserves an appreciation for a job well-done,’ he said.

Appeal for support

Conflict Reporting is dangerous and risky. Our reporters constantly face life-threatening challenges, sometimes surviving ambushes, kidnap attempts and attacks by the whiskers as they travel and go into communities to get authentic and firsthand information. But we dare it every day, nonetheless, in order to keep you informed of the true situation of the victims, the trends in the conflicts and ultimately help in peace building processes. But these come at huge cost to us. We are therefore appealing to you to help our cause by donating to us through any of the following means. You can also donate working tools, which are even more primary to our work. We thank you sincerely as you help our cause.

Alternatively, you can also email us on info@yen.ng or message us
via +234 803 931 7767