The Lagos State Acting Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye has charged Procurement Officers in the State Public Service to maintain probity and high professional standards in the course of discharging their duties to support the State Government’s Public Procurement Management System that guarantees integrity and encourage public trust.
The Acting Head of Service stated this today while declaring open a 3-Day Procurement Planning Workshop for Procurement Officers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the employ of the State Government at Public Service Staff Development Centre (PSSDC), Magodo, Lagos.
Mrs. Adesoye enjoined the participants to be proactive and bear in mind that public funds need to be handled wisely and implored them to take maximum advantage of the workshop to justify government expenditure on projects.
She stated that the State Government has recognised public procurement as an effective panacea to entrench effective and efficient service delivery in governance, adding that it has been a cardinal point of achieving the present administration’s development agenda which is built around security, social and economic infrastructure development as well as sustainable environment.
Earlier,the Acting General Manager Lagos State Public Procurement Agency, Mr. Fatai Idowu Onafowote, said the objective of the workshop is to review the Procurement Plans prepared by the MDAs for the implementation of this year’s budget and ensure that it is feasible and concrete as well as support the attainment of the State’s overall vision and mission.
According to him, the workshop is to align procurement with the service delivery strategies of each MDA andgovernment policy objectives in general, noting that the outcome of the workshop will lead to smooth and proper implementation of the budget as well as help enhance the State Cash Management System for the State Treasury Office (STO).