Zamfara State Governor, Mohammed Matawalle, has accused the Finance and General Purpose Committee under the previous administration in the state of corruption and sentiment in awarding contracts in the state which led to poor service delivery to Zamfara people.
Matawalle stated this in Abuja while declaring open a 5-day training on public procurement, held at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria.
The Zamfara State Governor’s disclosed this in a press statement released by the governor’s Director-General, Media and Public Enlightenment Affairs, Mr. Yusuf Idris.
Matawalle, who was represented at the event by the state’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe, explained that under the law establishing the bureau, contracts bidding would be open and competitive which would boost the confidence of investors and other business partners in the state.
The Zamfara State Governor promised that his government would continue to put all the necessary structures in place in order to protect the public interest as well as collaborate with institutions like the Public Service Institute of Nigeria in capacity building for efficient service delivery.
He charged participants to use the opportunity provided by the training to work with the government in protecting public resources from vested interests, prejudice, ignorance, corruption, laziness, complacency and outright dishonesty that would undermine government’s efforts in correcting the mess caused by the immediate passe administration.
He added that it is necessary for his administration to stop all forms of leakages through the replacement of the FGPC with the Bureau for Public Procurement which is in tandem with globally accepted modern standard practice.
“This will further ensure prudent and transparent management of public resources which is described as the basic elements of good governance and would facilitate the smooth dispensation of the state’s Treasury Single Account which had already repealed the law that provided for the jumbo upkeep allowances to former governors, their deputies, former speakers and their deputies as recommended by the 2019 Transition Committee on the state’s Public Service Reform,” the statement added
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