By Chimaobim Ihedi-Obi
Eighty-two Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are now on the e-procurement platform of the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (PPA), the agency’s Director-General Fatai Idowu Onafowote, has said.
He made it known during a sensitisation programme organised for some Accounting Officers of MDAs at Protea Hotel, Alausa.
Onafowote explained that e-procurement enhances transparency, openness, inclusiveness, accountability and efficiency in public procurement.
He added that the system is mutually beneficial to the government and contractors and service providers.
According to him, the digitisation of the procurement system has a right step the government had taken.
The sensitisation programme, he said, was aimed at ensuring that key stakeholders in public procurement process have good knowledge and understanding of the operation.
The Director-General also disclosed that the Agency was already holding discussions with the Corporate Affairs Commission with a view to further enhancing the process.
Onafowote said the agency would soon release the equipment required for the smooth operation of the e-procurement to Procurement Officers deployed to the various MDAs.