The Sokoto State Government has established a Due Process Office in order to ensure efficient and effective monitoring of all public contracts in the state.
This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Sokoto by Imam Imam, the spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
According to the statement, the governor also approved the appointment of Kabiru Haliru as the Executive Secretary of the new outfit.
“The outfit, known as Public Procurement and Price Intelligence Unit, will lead to efficient utilisation of public resources by ensuring that such resources are effectively deployed and best value obtained at all times. The new office will also promote prudence, transparency and accountability in government spending, particularly in the procurement of goods and services.
In addition, the new office will promote professionalism in the execution of the procurement functions and streamline quality control practices. The Due Process Office will also promote competition and transparency in project procurement leading to low and efficient cost of projects. It will also ensure proper project packaging and definition by prioritising, recording and ensuring proper synchronisation among the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
This will eliminate a situation where many MDAs are pursuing the same or similar need simultaneously with resultant lack of efficiency and effectiveness while creating overlapping and waste,” it said.