Senate passes the Public Procurement Amendment Bill sponsored by Senator Uche Ekwunife

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to amend the Public Procurement Act 2007.

The Public Procurement Amendment (PPA) Bill seeks to amend the PPA act to address the loopholes and omissions identified in the PPA Act, 2007.

Recall that two weeks ago, the Senate had debated three amendment bills sponsored by Senator Uche Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra Central), Senator Danladi Sankara (APC, Jigawa North West) and Senator Shuaibu Lau (PDP, Taraba North).

Consequently, the Senate committee on public procurement on November 26 and 27, 2019 conducted a public hearing for the three Bills which had earlier passed second reading.

The Bill was passed on Wednesday after the Senate adopted the committee’s recommendations.

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During the passage of the Bill, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan noted that the passage of the Public Procurement Bill will complement the 2020 budget set to be passed on Thursday by the Senate.

By: Kingsley Ubani

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