Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla says Transparency, Accountability and Due process are the cardinal principles of his administration.
The Governor stated this while declaring open a Three Day Capacity Building training workshop for Local Government Tenders Board and Procurement Officer nominees of the Twenty One Local Government Councils jointly organised by the Bureau of Public Procurement and Adamawa State Government Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project in conjunction with Charter - House Consulting Limited Abuja held at Dugari Hotel along Army Barracks road.
Governor Jibrilla described Transparency as a very important tool in conducting government business,and opted for the full autonomy of Local Government Administration system in the country.
He also assured that his Government will continue to support such move on Due process and Transparency in running the affairs of governance in the state, stressing that his government has given full responsibility to the Local government system.
In his remarks the Honourable Commissioner Ministry for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs, Alhaji Mustapha Barkindo said with the establishment of Bureau for Public Procurement in the state is to ensure Transparency, Accountability, Fairness and Competitiveness in public contracting for value for one .
The Commissioner also stated that in order to harmonise the existing government policies and practices, Liaising with other related organisations to set standards and development for Legal framework and professional capacity for public procurement in Adamawa state, urged the participants to apply the knowledge acquired for the progress and development of the Third Tier of Government to deliver quality services to people and safe cost.
He also explained that the Local Government Councils needs to be consolidated through accessing greater synergy on procurement issues and institutionalisation of public procurement regulations and mechanism at the local government levels.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the Director General Bureau for Public Procurement Abba Bello Umar said the Training workshop is designed to equip both the Local government Tenders Boards and the Local government procurement Officer nominees of the Twenty-One Local government Councils of Adamawa state on the impact of the state public procurement Laws and procedures as it relates to the Local government system and administration in the state.
The Director General also said that the Bureau has taken a bold steps towards inculcating the principles, Culture and practices of Due processes in procurement of Works, Goods and services in the Third Tier of government as stipulated in part 3 section 17 and part 5 section 19 of the Adamawa state procurement Laws of 2013.