NNPC Moves Against Violators Of Due Process


The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru has stated that severe penalties await any staff of the Corporation, whose action contravenes the provisions of the Public Procurement Act in the award of contracts.
Baru, who spoke at a Supply Chain Management workshop for NNPC Procurement Managers ,also cautioned staff against contract splitting and accumulation, which he described as a deliberate act by procurement managers to subvert due process in the procurement process.
Restating the corporation’s commitment to transparency in every aspect of its operations, Baru disclosed that all procurements and contract awards in the corporation under his watch so far had been carried out in conformity with the Public Procurement Act.
To further deepen the culture of transparency in the corporation, the GMD directed the Supply Chain Management Division to step up its level of monitoring of the various tender boards within the NNPC for full compliance.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the early approval of the NNPC budget, assuring that as the chief revenue earner for the nation, NNPC was committed to the economic policies of the federal government.
“The whole essence of the next level is to ensure that things are done correctly and speedily for the benefit of the people”, Dr. Baru stated.