In line with global best practices, Sokoto state government has established a Due Process Office that will ensure efficient and effective monitoring of all public contracts and other related duties for the overall interest of the people.
Already, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Barrister Kabiru Haliru as the Executive Secretary of the new outfit.
A statement issued in Sokoto by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the outfit, known as Public Procurement and Price Intelligence Unit, will lead to efficient utilization of public resources by ensuring that such resources are effectively deployed and best value obtained at all times.
It said 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 prioritizing and recording and ensuring proper synchronization among the MDAs.
“This will eliminate a situation where many Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are pursuing the same or similar need simultaneously with resultant lack of efficiency and effectiveness while creating overlapping and waste,” the statement added.