The Nation (Nigeria)

82 MDAS on e-procuremen­t platform

- By Chimaobim Ihedi-obi

EIGHTY-TWO Ministries, Department­s and Agencies (MDAS) are now on the e-procuremen­t platform of the Lagos State Public Procuremen­t Agency (PPA), the agency's Director-general Fatai Idowu Onafowote, has said.

He made it known during a sensitisat­ion programme organised for some Accounting Officers of MDAS at Protea Hotel, Alausa.

Onafowote explained that eprocureme­nt enhances transparen­cy, openness, inclusiven­ess, accountabi­lity and efficiency in public procuremen­t.

He added that the system is mutually beneficial to the government and contractor­s and service providers.

According to him, the digitisati­on of the procuremen­t system has a right step the government had taken.

The sensitisat­ion programme, he said, was aimed at ensuring that key stakeholde­rs in public procuremen­t process have good knowledge and understand­ing of the operation.

The Director-general also disclosed that the Agency was already holding discussion­s with the Corporate Affairs Commission with a view to further enhancing the process.

Onafowote said the agency would soon release the equipment required for the smooth operation of the e-procuremen­t to Procuremen­t Officers deployed to the various MDAS.

 ??  ?? •Chairman of Oriade Local Council Developmen­t Area of Lagos State Alhaja Ramotalai Akinlola-hassan (right) consoling Taofikat and Moses, widow and son of the late APC/NURTW chief Kayode Samuel, who was killed last Thursday at a rally in Oriade.
•Chairman of Oriade Local Council Developmen­t Area of Lagos State Alhaja Ramotalai Akinlola-hassan (right) consoling Taofikat and Moses, widow and son of the late APC/NURTW chief Kayode Samuel, who was killed last Thursday at a rally in Oriade.

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