Procurement Account for 70% of Corruption in Public sector – Analyst

The national coordinator Procurement Observation and Advocacy Initiative Mohammed Bougei Attah has draw our attention to the fact that procurement corruption alone accounts for 70% of total corruption in the public sector, and also said that it is believed that over 16B dollars of our commonwealth has gone into wastage. He made this assertion on Thursday at the media and CSOs parley in Abuja

Attah said further that only last week as reported in some national dailies, the council for ‘ Ease of doing business in Nigeria’ under the chairmanship of the vice president Kashim Shettima scored BPP zero percent (0%) among three other government organs. This is occasioned by corruption through an abandoned project

The National Coordinator stated that this media and CSOs parley is not meant to undermine any person or professional bodies in Nigeria, the effort rather is to support them and the federal government in this trying period of uncontrolled procurement corruption cases in the public sector.

Attah then spoke further on the three fundamental challenges confronting the administration of effective and efficient process in Nigeria which include
* Failure on the part of government to constitute and inaugurate the National Council for public procurement as stated in the part1 of the PPA 2007
* Lack of capacity by the erstwhile appointees that headed procurement and supply chain entities in Nigeria for the past 13 years.
* The failure and inability of the BPP to conduct procurement audit and submit the report to the National Assembly bi-annually as required by law in section 5(p) of the PPA 2007.

The theme of the event which was tagged *Public procurement corruption, PPA 2007 and unresolved issues* was well graced andvendorsed

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