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Government saves N57b through BPP

04 February 2014, 16:51

Abuja - The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) said it saved N57.9 billion through the implementation of the provisions of the 2007 Public Procurement Act.

This is contained in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from the BPP in Abuja.

The document quoted Emeka Ezeh, the BPP Director-General as saying “as a result of the Bureau’s prior review interventions, a total savings of N57 957 billion was achieved in the financial year 2013.”

Ezeh stated that the bureau received about 308 projects valued at N1 687 trillion, but only considered 184 requests valued at N1 176 trillion.

According to him, it also granted Certificates of "no Objections" valued at N1 118 trillion. 

Ezeh said that the bureau received several complaints which included; the delay in processing and forwarding projects which the bureau had already issued certificates of 'No Objection’ among others to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for consideration.

He called on the Federal Government to strengthen the newly established procurement units in the civil service to enable the country reap the benefits of the ongoing procurement reforms.

Ezeh also stressed the need for procurement units to be created where they did not exist to ensure uniformed implementation of the BPP Act.

-     NAN



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