The Rivers State Bureau for Public Procurement (PSBPP) has restated its determination to tackle corruption in all ramification in the state.
The chairman Board of Directors of the Bureau Rev. Precious Omuku who said this during an induction programme for staff of the bureau said that the board is determined to get things right this time around in the state.
Rev. Omuku said that the law which set up the institution seeks to ensure transparency in the way Rivers State money is spent.
“It seeks to ensure openness, fairness in the way things are procured.
He urged the staff to ensure strict verification of projects, pointing out that high quality standard must be maintained at all times as far as projects execution is concerned.
The board chairman urged them to defend the interest of the state at all times as corruption is killing the society.
Speaking on the topic: “setting the moment”, the Director General of the bureau Mr Franklyn Nlerum said that before now, Rivers State had witnessed flagrant expenses without recourse to due process, noting that the situation must be checked.
Mr Nlerum said that as pioneer staff it beholves on them to ensure that the era of no man’s land, lack of accountability are gone for ever, stressing that structures must be put in place to debunk this wrong perception about the state.
“The bureau will compel the forces that held the state down in the area of procurement to do things right.
“The overriding interest must be to serve the people. We must envisioned a state where things are done properly” he said.