Acting Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Habiba Lawal has directed ministries, departments and agencies to commence procurement in anticipation of the passage of the 2017 appropriation bill.
She said this  in Kaduna at the opening of the first batch conversion training for procurement cadre officers for federal parastatals and agencies, organised by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
She said that public procurement was globally recognised as a tool for good governance and key to preventing corruption.