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Senate orders BPP to submit records of valued projects

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Senate orders BPP to submit records of valued projects
Senate Committee on Public Procurement on Monday directed the Director – General of Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, Mamman Ahmadu, to furnish it with detailed records of projects and values that came to the Bureau this year.

The request followed the failure of the BPP boss to provide the records during the 2021 budget defence session of his agency before the committee.

A member of the committee, Senator Tolu Odebiyi (APC Ogun East) had asked for the records, but which Ahmadu could not provide and this prompted chairman of the committee, Senator Shuaibu Lau (PDP Taraba North) to order the BPP boss furnish them with the details.

This, the chairman explained would enable the committee to know the operational efficiency of the Bureau.

“Your budget presentation for 2021 is very straight forward, requiring no question, but we need to know the operational efficiency of the Bureau through records and values of projects that were presented to it for consideration this year,” he said.

Senate orders BPP to submit records of valued projects

Earlier in his submission before the committee, Ahmadu had declared a total of N1.435.887billion budget estimates for the Bureau for the 2021 fiscal year.

According to him, out of the N1.435billion budgetary projection, N205million is earmarked for capital expenditure, N750million for overhead cost and N479million for personnel cost.

He explained to the committee that the ceiling of N205.929million earmarked for the Bureau as capital expenditure for the 2021 fiscal year, if cash backed, will be expended on items such as upgrade of ICT N85million, installation of new soft wares N10million, procurement audit surveillance N50million etc .

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