The Federal Government has queried heads of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that failed to comply with its directive to submit their procurement records of 2014 to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
A top official at the Bureau told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Thursday, that letters were being disbursed to the affected agencies.
“At the moment, the letters are going out to all MDAs for chief executives who are responsible to give reasons why this part of the law could not be complied with by them.
“They will also explain why sanctions as stipulated by the Act should not be applied to them and they are expected to reply within one week of receiving the query.
“It is based on their reply to the query that further actions will be taken against both the entities and the chief executives that have not complied,” the source said.
The source also said after the directive was given, only about 100 MDAs had made their submissions.
A copy of the query, which was obtained by NAN, stated that the erring MDAs were violating Section 16(12 and 13) of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) 2007.
It also stated that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation had through circular Reference Number SGF.50/S.52/T/3, reminded them on the need to comply with the directive, but they had not done so.