The Hon. Commissioner for Establishments, Training & Pensions, Dr. Akintola Benson-Oke has reiterated that Lagos State government remains committed to entrenching a robust procurement process and ease of doing business in a depressed economy.

Speaking at a two-day training organised for top management procurement officers across the State themed “Public procurement in a depressed economy: Emerging issues and challenges”, Benson-Oke declared that there is need to maintain and pursue a procurement process that will creatively meet available resources at government’s disposal.

He explained that public procurement could be used to achieve value for money to enhance the welfare of citizens on one hand, as well as serve as a tool for achieving economic, political and social development on the other.

The Commissioner opined that government functionaries should follow the path of developed nations and solicit citizens feedback on budgetary allocations, adding that conceptualised skills and delegation of responsibility will be value added that will aid procurement decisions in a depressed economy.

He urged public procurement officers to utilise customer-centric approach in service delivery to measure the impact and generate feedback on the procurement policy of government from clients.

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