The Federal Government on thursday warned all security agencies in the country against flouting its Executive Order which directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government (MDAs) to give priority to local industries in their procurement.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, sounded the warning at the first army seminar on procurement with the theme,”Enhancing Nigerian Operations Through Effective Procurement System”.
Sheni who spoke at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Mambilla Barracks, Abuja, said the federal government had recently prohibited officers of other cadres from the procurement functions, noting that the seminar was quite timely for the Nigerian Army and the services in building the capacity of its procurement cadre.
The Permanent Secretary, represented by Director Procurement in the ministry, Engr. Michael Chukuma, said before the current government took over office in May, 2015, defence procurement process were ad-hoc and unpredictable which led to the setting up of the presidential committee on the Audit of Defence Equipment Procurement from 2007-2015.