Experts from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) last weekend instructed the National Assembly to thoroughly examine the 2023 budget proposal to be submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in accordance with the 1999 constitution (as amended). ).

Stand online authoritatively determined that the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, had submitted the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Note (FSP) for 2023-2025 to the National Assembly leadership in an attempt to implement to speed up its passage.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 2022 Group D induction ceremony of the new members in Abuja, CIPSMN President, Alhaji Jubrin Ado emphasized the need to promote the activities of non-professionals appointed as Procurement Officers in the federal civil service and private sector. .

He said: “We expect them (members of the National Assembly) to be honest and identify what the Nigerians really need and ensure that whatever is needed is budgeted.

“Especially looking at what the Executive will present, because the budget starts with the Executive. So get them checked and make sure that what is going through them is what Nigerians need and what matters to Nigerians.”

Stressing the need to block all forms of corruption amid dwindling revenues, he said: “We are losing resources through many leaks and the main reason has to do with procurement.

“There is therefore a need to professionalize procurement, so that the offices that have to handle procurement are professionals.”

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To that end, he underlined the need for the federal government and policymakers to “enlist trusted professionals to be appointed from top to bottom as procurement officers. That is the way to stop the leaks.”

For its part, the CIPSMN Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Aliyu, called on the government at all levels to adopt good principles and standards for procurement and public finance management.

Alhaji Aliyu also called on the government to implement procurement guidelines to ensure compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007 to ensure maximum transparency in bidding processes or public contracts.

He noted that the failure to establish the BPP council, as enshrined in the founding law, poses great danger to the economy and encourages endemic corruption, just as he condemned the recent corruption against the former Federation Auditor General who is currently is tried in court.

In the effort to address the threat, he insisted on the urgent need to domesticate and apply the principles of sourcing to our fairness and accountability system.

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“Procurement is a special case where everyone wants to do the work without the knowledge. But the problem remains that you’re doing it wrong in an area where you don’t have the knowledge.

“The Institute works very hard to ensure that the best practices are domesticated in our country.

“That’s the curse of the problem we have in our country, where everyone thinks that resources must be mismanaged because this country’s resources are for the procurement of contracts and services,” he said.

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According to him, based on a study conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Institute, it was clearly stated that 80 to 90 percent of the total budget goes to the procurement contract and services.

“An area that takes up most of the budget, namely purchasing. Based on the study conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Institute in 1999 and 2000, the report clearly states that 80 to 90 percent of the total budget goes to procurement, contracts and services.”

Speaking his mind, the CIOSMN North Central Coordinator, Mr. Abdul Mamman, said this during the 2022 Group B New Member Induction Ceremony in Abuja on Friday.

According to him, the institute has inducted more than 3,000 graduates to date, with more than 400 graduates in Group B Batch.

Mamman said that through professionalization, people would be open to the vagaries and complexities of procurement and understand the technicalities, and as such, when challenged, would be able to offer services effectively in line with international best practices. .

“In Nigeria today there are people doing this particular job through man-know-man and they never understand the foundations of dignity involved other than carrying integrity in tenders.

“And there have been several calls that procurement activities in Nigeria is an area where a lot of the corrupt activities are done, but since it is most of our members who as professionals are usually not allowed to do what they are supposed to do but rather those who do it first, are not qualified.

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“The ethics of the profession are taught and threatened in the practice of procurement and supply chain in Nigeria.

“Since we wanted to implement this reform at the time, we decided to domesticate the law as it has been obtained in other countries and spheres, but the first chapter of that law, which deals with the National Public Procurement Council, has been violated, it has not been inaugurated to date.

“Only the current government has attempted to inaugurate the council in 2017, the council is supposed to be a council of the Public Procurement Bureau (BPP) as the BPP should be a secretariat.

“But now it has no board overseeing their activities, which is contrary to the use of the contents of that particular law passed in 2007 by the government of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua,” he said.

He therefore called on the federal government to establish the BPP Council to oversee and take their respective positions, as enshrined in law, to intervene in the Bureau’s activities.

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Experts charge NASS with budget for 2023, procurement processes

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Experts charge NASS with budget for 2023, procurement processes

Experts charge NASS with budget for 2023, procurement processes

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