By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE
The Lagos State Public Procurement Agency Law, CAP L56, has scaled through its second reading in the state House of Assembly.
It would be recalled that the Bills had earlier passed through its first reading on Monday, 27th July, 2020.
The bill is meant to fortify the procurement process in the State.
During the considerations of the amendment sections on the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency Law; Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu ( Eti-Osa 2) noted that the amendment served as a welcome development which will make the procurement process in the state seamless and easier without compromising its accountability and transparency.
Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, the Majority Leader (Ikorodu 1) added that the amendment of the bill will strengthen Public Procurement Law of the State and guarantee that contracts and services are delivered as specified in the contractual agreement as well as prevent abandoned projects in the State.
In his view, Hon. Yinka Ogundimu, (Agege 2), who agreed with some sections of the bill, said that regulation should not supercede the main law.
Hon. Abdulsobur Olayiwola (Mushin 2), who welcomed the amendment of the bill said that it will enhance good governance and process. This will also ensure strict compliance in procurement procedures”, he said.
Consequently, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the House committed the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency (Amendment) Law to the House Committee on Public Procurement to review the debated amendment sections, and report back to the House in two weeks.