Accounting officers and Chief Executive Officers(C.E.Os) from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) of the Federal Government are to attend a mandatory retreat on Saturday April 7th, 2018, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, on the application of the Public Procurement Act 2017.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has directed that the retreat is for all Chief Executive Officers and Accounting Officers, without exemption or proxy representation.
The retreat, he stated, is to ensure effective implementation of the 2018 budget. It will address all identified inadequacies or deficiencies in 2017, with a view to enhancing 2018 budget implementation.
The retreat, organised in conjunction with the Bureau of Public Procurement(BPP) will hold at 8.00 am, with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred E. Oyo-Ita as Guest of Honour, and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello as Chief Host.
Registration and collection of retreat materials will take place on Friday,6th April,2018 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja from 2.00 pm.
The directives of the SGF are contained in a circular letter reference number SGF/OP/1/S.3/XII titled “PROCUREMENT RETREAT FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF FEDERAL PARASTATALS.”