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NEFGAD asks outgoing BPP boss Mamman Ahmadu to comply with Tinubu's directive

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President Tinubu and Outgoing BPP Boss Mamman Ahmadu

…Warns against Service Record Manipulation

The Network for the Actualisation of Social Growth and Viable Development (NEFGAD), a leading public procurement advocacy group, has issued a stern warning to the outgoing Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau of Public Procurement, Mr Mamman Ahmadu.

The group says it received intel that Mr Ahmadu is attempting to favour a junior officer who joined the agency in 2008 thereby bypassing more senior officers who have been with the Bureau since its inception in 2007 as his replacement, despite President Tinubu’s directive to hand over to the agency’s most senior officer.

In a statement released on Wednesday, NEFGAD’s Country Head, Mr. Akingunola Omoniyi urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Inspector General of Police to strictly monitor Mr. Mamman’s handing over procedure to ascertain its compliance with extant service rules and the president’s directive.

“We cannot continue to politicise appointments and expect a sustainable and effective system in the country. If the Bureau of Public Procurement cannot manage its internal affairs transparently, how can it be trusted to oversee procurement processes in other establishments according to the law?

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‘’The resolve of Mr President to reorganise the BPP for greater efficiency and transparency as captured in his directive to the Agency shouldn’t be lost on anyone including Mr. Ahmadu and his co-travellers.

‘’We are closely monitoring the BPP’s transition process and any unlawful actions by anyone will be met with strong resistance and mass action,” Mr. Akingunola stated.

The group country head also said, “NEFGAD is backing President Tinubu’s action of ensuring transparency and adherence to the rule of law within his administration.”

The group emphasized that the President should be vigilant against those who might engage in illegal manoeuvres that could undermine his government’s credibility.

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