Ports Authority inaugurates Public Procurement Committee


The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mallam Habib Abdullahi has called for synergy among the departments of the Authority in projects implementation for the Authority could have values for its expenditure.

Abdullahi gave this charge while inaugurating a five member procurement planning committee of the NPA in accordance with Part 4, section 21 of the Public Procurement Act.at the board room of the Headquarters, Marina.

He said that the Authority was aware of the provisions of the procurement act and as a law-abiding organisation, it would not flout any  of its rules and regulations.

He enjoined the committee to schedule meetings with various divisions or departments with a view to ensure that projects are in tune with the budgets of the Authority.

Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary of the committee and General Manager, Procurement, Engineer A. Jatto said the inauguration has become necessary in order to enable the committee function in accordance with the procurement.

 He said the committee would invite all General Managers to appear before it and defend their budgets, while the approved budgets of the Authority will be its guide.

The Managing Director is the chairman of the committee, while other members are the General Managers Finance, Legal/Board Matters, Procurement and Corporate and Strategic Planning.

Highlight of the occasion was the formal inauguration of the committee by the managing director.