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Senate aims at stopping FEC from awarding contracts

14 January 2016, 18:03

Abuja - The Senate on Wednesday, January 13 2016 moves to stop Federal Executive Concil (FEC) to stop approving contracts, Vanguard reports.

This was said while the senators while deliberating on a motion titled: Urgent need to compel the National Council on Public Procurement of Nigeria.

Ali Ndume, one of the sponsors of the motion and Senate leader strongly spoke against the council said the senate needs to encourage what is right.

Adamu Aliero representing Kebbi central senatorial district who was also in support of what Ndume said the council should instead of awarding contracts, formulate policies that are meant to set direction and focus.

Also read: Senate will conclude constitution amendment by June - Saraki

The senate also urged the federal government to urgently and officially set up the National Council of Public Procurement to give life and meaning to the Public Procurement Act.

The development came following a motion tagged “Urgent need to compel the National Council on Public Procurement of Nigeria,” sponsored by Senator Theodore Orji, PDP, Abia Central and Senator Ali Ndume, APC, Borno South.

The lawmakers said the good intention of the legislature in passing the said act into law was to establish a regulatory authority for monitoring and oversight of public procurement.

Read more at Vanguard

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