By Murtala Muhammad
Procurement Officers in Bauchi State from Ministries Departments and Agencies as well as four target local government areas are being trained on Development of Public Procurement Manual and Procurement Plan.
The training is being supported by the Bauchi Field Office of USAID funded State Accountability Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity.
Public Finance Management (PFM) Specialist of State2State Activity, Mr Isaac Otabor said the objective of the training was aimed at building the capacity of the participants to competitive and value for money procurement.
Mr Otabor said it was also to support the State Government review its Procurement Manual and Plan to ensure best practice in that regard.
The officials were drawn from MDAs such as State Bureau for Public Procurement, Ministries of Health and Education, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as well as focus LGAs of Alkaleri, Bauchi, Katagum and Misau.
While declaring the training open, the State Head of Service, Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna said the training was apt, noting that the state government was an adherent of best practice in especially procurement process.
Alhaji Yahuza Haruna represented by the Permanent Secretary, Establishment and SERVICOM Matters Bureau, Muhammad Sani Umar, advised the resource persons to make their presentations in congruence with the state’s peculiarities with a view to actualizing the desired objective.
He commended the USAID State2State Activity for the technical assistance being offered to Bauchi state to ensure international best practice.