BY ABUBAKAR H. MUHAMMAD, NOVEMBER 29, 2021 | 02:05 PM
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.
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