The Executive Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow said that since the return of democracy in 1999 to 2015 there has not been any government in the state that has ever advertised a tender for a job to be done for the State.
The Governor said this during a commencement of a 3- days capacity building training workshop for local government tenders board and procurement officer nominees of the 21 local government councils of the state.
Declaring the workshop open, Governor Jibrilla further said his administration will not condone corruption as it determine to make sure that due process is follow by government officials as been prescribed by the procurement act.
He emphasised that APC as a political party believe in transparency and accountability, due process reason Nigerians gave the party its mandate and his government will do everything possible to make transparency a cardinal issue in his administration.
”I will not tolerate local government officials awarding contracts without following due process of procurement law, you must be very transparency in all you do by so doing we will collectively developing a new Adamawa state.”Bindow said
He Warned the participant nominees that whoever find of corruption practices among them will be out rightly face the wrath of the law and there will not be immunity for corrupt personnel’s in his government.
“Transparency and accountability, due process is one of cardinal issues of why we are been elected.” He said
Also at the workshop the Director general of Adamawa state bureau of public procurement (ADSBPP),Abba Bello Umar said that the have the intention to go to supreme court for the interpretation of court of appeal judgement that discharged and acquitted former governor James Bala Ngilari of not been the procurement officer.
“You may recall a conviction secured under the Adamawa state public procurement law 2013,which an accused was tried and convicted on the 6th March,2017,the entire country applauded the government of Adamawa state and the painstaking effort of the EFCC and the support of Adamawa state bureau of public procurement (BPP),which saw the timely considered judgement, as you are all aware that court determines based on facts before it and the reason for its judgement may differ from lower courts to superior court.
“The bureau is saddened with the judgement of the court of Appeal who did not see any reason for the conviction of the accused at the trial court even on the glaring fact before it that the accused was in clear contravention of the BBP law and its regulations.
” We remain resolute to the fight against corruption through the procurement breach of process, and we assure the entire state and necessary stakeholders in this struggle that an appeal against that decision is in process which Will test the judgement of the court of Appeal in the supreme court. “Bello Said
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