Publisher: University of Calabar

Governance Reform and The Challenge of Implementing Public Procurement Law Regime Across Nigerian State and Local Governments

Dr Adeyeye Adewole
KEYWORDS: Governance Reform, Procurement Law, Nigerian government

ABSTRACT:

The study examines governance institutional reform efforts and the challenge of implementing public procurement law regime across all the three tiers of governments for sustainable national development in Nigeria. It observes that the apparent successes attained at the federal level as a consequence of Public Procurement Law 2007 is taking too long for replication by the entire 36 states and 774 local governments across Nigeria. The paper posits that if Nigeria nation must achieve the objectives of openness, transparency, probity, accountability and reduced corruption in line with global best governance institutional reform agenda, efforts should be intensified to deepen public procurement practices across all the states and local governments in addition to federal government. The paper concludes by highlighting key problems that militates against effective replications of public procurement law regime across other tiers of Nigerian government.

The study examines governance institutional reform efforts and the challenge of implementing public
procurement law regime across all the three tiers of governments for sustainable national development in
Nigeria. It observes that the apparent successes attained at the federal level as a consequence of Public
Procurement Law 2007 is taking too long for replication by the entire 36 states and 774 local governments
across Nigeria. The paper posits that if Nigeria nation must achieve the objectives of openness,
transparency, probity, accountability and reduced corruption in line with global best governance
institutional reform agenda, efforts should be intensified to deepen public procurement practices across all
the states and local governments in addition to federal government. The paper concludes by highlighting
key problems that militates against effective replications of public procurement law regime across other
tiers of Nigerian government.


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