Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has reconstituted the State Tenders Board with the Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, as Chairman.
The governor in a circular signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Festus Agas, and made available to Nigerian Pilot yesterday in Asaba, said the reconstitution of the board was to ensure strict adherence to due process and transparency in the procurement of goods and services.
According to him, “In order to ensure that due process is followed in the procurement of goods and services and to effectively deliver on the development agenda of this administration, the governor has approved the reconstitution of the State Tenders Board.”
Senator Okowa charged the newly constituted board to ensure strict and effective control of expenditure, compliance with openness, competition and optimal cost rules and procedures in the awards of contracts.
The governor urged them to always take the prevailing economic situation in the country into cognisance in considering any tender or proposal brought before it.
He emphasised that all approved contracts must serve the interest of all Deltans in line with the prosperity agenda of his administration.
Other members of the newly constituted board are the attorney general and commissioner for justice; commissioners for works; health; finance; economic planning; women affairs, community and social development; housing; water resources development; the special adviser (project monitoring/senior policy adviser) and the secretary to state government.

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