Some civil Servants in the employ of the Federal Government agencies and parastatals and contractors with such establishments may have lost their peace as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC, investigate infraction of Public Procurement Act 2007.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha told of the probe at the 2018 Procurement Retreat for Chief Executive Officers of Federal Government agencies and parastatals, held in Abuja at the weekend.
Entitled: “Public Procurement for Sustainable National Development,” the event was put together by the Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation,
Mustapha. who was absent at the occasion was represented by Permanent Secretary for General Services in his office, Olusegun Adekunle.
The SGF said any CEO found to have conspired with contractors to breach the procurement process and procedures, would face the wrath of the law alongside his or her conspirators. including contractors, adding that the probe is in full swing.
“The ICPC and the EFCC are currently investigating cases of infractions which is against the Public Procurement Act (PPA), 2007, with the hope of punishing any civil servant found to have colluded with contractors to subvert the rules of the Act.
“Any CEO who defaults or colludes with contractors or found to sidelined the procurement process and procedure, contrary to the provisions of the PPA, 2007 would be sanctioned.”