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FEC Approves Revitalization of National Council on Procurement After 17 Years of Inactivity

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

The Federal Executive Council has approved the revitalization of the National Council on Procurement, which has been inactive for the past 17 years.

The Minister of Information, Muhammed Idris, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the federal executive council meeting.

Briefing journalists, the Minister of Information, Muhammed Idris said that a bill aimed at enhancing the council’s effectiveness, which has already passed its first reading in the House of Representatives, is a significant step in the revitalization of the National Council on Procurement.

According to him, the legislative move seeks to establish a more robust framework for overseeing procurement processes, aligning them with the government’s vision of fiscal and financial discipline.

The reactivation of the National Council on Procurement is expected to bring greater transparency and accountability to the procurement processes across various government sectors.

Muhammed Idris noted that the council had mandated a thorough review of projects, particularly those from the Ministry of Works that require additional funding.

This directive aims to ensure that all projects align strictly with budgetary provisions.

The Minister of Information responded to a recent report by the Daily Trust newspaper, describing it as both inaccurate and misleading.

The government has involved the industry’s ombudsman to address the inaccuracies presented in the report.

Despite this incident, the administration reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to media freedom.

Bello Wakili