From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Vice Chancellor of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL), Professor Mohammed Nasir Maiturare has decried lack of due process in procurement processes by management as the major cause of corruption in Nigerian universities.
Maiturare made the revelation at the weekend in Suleja, noted that most of the corruption that occurred in universities usually take place at procurement level.
The Vice Chancellor who spoke at a training workshop for top management staff of the University on Due Process and Financial Regulations in Procurement and Leadership Principles argued that better understanding of appropriate procurement procedures in all ﬁnancial dealings in the universities will curb corruption and ensure improve service delivery.
He explained that his university stands to gain a lot from the training workshop because it will improve the capacity of management staff in due process and procurement procedure, adding that, “this will improve service delivery through implementation of best practices in Procurement and Budgeting procedures”.
In his address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL), Dr. Mohammed Kudu Santuraki underscored the importance of the workshop in re-jigging of Management for eﬃciency and better performance towards the accelerated development of the University.
Dr. Santuraki, however, applauded the organisers of the workshop and enjoined the participants to pay rapt attention to the training, adding that they will henceforth be useful in the implementation of due process and procurement procedures in the University.
According to him, “this training platform would provide good opportunity for participants to adopt best practices that could add values to the University and also enhance your leadership qualities towards improving service delivery and performance, thereby making our university to stand taller among its peers in the country”.
Also in his goodwill message, the Director-General, Niger State Public Procurement Board, Alhaji Mamman Musa commended the Management of IBBUL for being the ﬁrst among all the Tertiary Institutions in the State to train on Due Process and Procurement Procedures.
The Management team on the side-line paid homage on Sarkin Zazzau Suleja, His Royal Highness, Mallam Muhammad Awwal Ibrahim to express gratitude for his continued support and royal counsels to the University.