On Monday, January 15th, 2024, Kakalistiq.com reports that the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government orchestrated a profound one-day retreat focused on the “Impact of Procurement Plans in Local Government Administration” at Jata Hootels, Awoyaya, Ibeju-Lekki. Chaired by the vibrant Hon. Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, the event gathered top management staff, executive council members, and other vital participants.
The chairman emphasized the retreat’s significance, stating that it was a pivotal initiative to comprehend the intricacies of due process and procurement procedures to ensure optimal value for money.
“The retreat was put together to review the procurement process of the previous year and also the procurement plan for the year 2024. It also served as a refresher course for top management staff and political officeholders on procurement law and procedures. This is to ensure that we achieve 100 percent compliance with the procurement law in the procurement of goods and services,” he said.
The benefits of reviewing the procurement process at the local government level are multifaceted. Firstly, it fosters transparency and accountability, ensuring that the procurement activities align with legal and ethical standards.
By scrutinizing the procedures, the local government can identify inefficiencies and streamline the process for more effective outcomes.
Additionally, a comprehensive review facilitates improved budgetary planning, enabling the allocation of resources to areas with the greatest impact on community development. Moreover, it enhances compliance with procurement laws, mitigating the risk of legal complications and promoting a culture of good governance.
The Ibeju-Lekki Local Government’s commitment to reviewing its procurement process signifies a strategic approach to governance.
By ensuring compliance, transparency, and efficiency, the local government sets the stage for a more accountable and impactful administration, ultimately uplifting the lives of its constituents.
The retreat serves as a testament to the dedication of local leadership to optimal governance practices, promising a brighter and more prosperous future for the Ibeju-Lekki community.