Edo leads in e-procurement, NGF sends delegates to understudy model | The Guardian Nigeria News

Edo has been proclaimed the top e-procurement state in Nigeria by the World Bank, with the state having awarded over 38 contracts across four pilot Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) since the launch of its e-portal in mid- 2021.

The Director General of the Edo State Public Procurement Agency, Mr. Henry Idogun, revealed this to Beninese journalists yesterday.

Idogun spoke while addressing participants at a workshop organized by the Nigeria Governors Forum to understand Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration e-procurement model.

Recall that the state government had, in July 2021, launched the electronic public procurement system to ensure a transparent and accountable process in its public procurement.

Idogun said, “To date, in Edo, we have awarded a total of 38 contracts through the e-portal; these contractors bid through the portal and the award was also made through the portal and if they win, they will also receive notifications through their devices.

“The program itself is supported by the World Bank; they ranked Edo as the top state in terms of e-procurement. So, the States that have not reached our level have decided to come and overtake us.

The Chief Executive revealed that the State signed the e-procurement framework agreement on December 1, 2020 and it became effective on July 16, 2021.

“To date, we have made 38 electronic purchases in the four pilot MDAs on the portal and this portal is online.

“I believe in the next few days our team will be able to show you what we have done, as well as some decisions we made at the initial stage that helped us. I see this visit as an exchange visit.

Reaffirming Idogun’s position, the representative of the Deputy Technical Coordinator of the State Fiscal Transparency and Accountability for Sustainability (SFTAS) Project, Nigeria Governors Forum, Mr. Solomon Affun said that Edo has been identified as the leading State in the e-procurement process.

He said, “Five states are currently in the second batch to study Edo. They are here to learn how Edo successfully completed its online procurement process. »

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