The Head of Service of the state of Osun, Mr. Sunday Owoeye has admonished the staff of the Public Procurement Agency to take every of their training seriously.
He said this during the opening of a 2-day In-House Induction workshop held for the staff of the Agency.
He said the purpose of creating the agency is to ensure that goods, works and services are procured for the state Government through the application for provisions of the public procurement law 2015 in a manner that is capable of ensuring probity, accountability and transparency in the application of public funds.
Mr. Owoeye said with the public procurement in place, procuring government asset without carrying it along has become a serious contravention of the law which has dire consequences.
He further enjoined all accounting officers of ministries, departments and agencies which are procuring entities to work in synergy with the Procurement Agency having been made the custodian of procurement law and guidelines.
Finally, he appealed to the resource persons at the workshop to accord the programme maximum attention it deserves.
Also speaking at the workshop, the Acting General Manager of the Agency, Mr. S. O. Fadele appreciated the efforts of the State Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Honourable Members of the State House of Assembly and the Head of Service, State of Osun, Mr. Sunday Owoeye towards ensuring the value for money, accountability
and prudent utilization of public funds which formed the basis for the enactment of the Osun procurement Agency in 2016.