The Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari, has said the council’s contract bidding processes are transparet.
Speaking while flagging off the council’s 2019 bids opening exercise for its capital projects, Dr. Busari said the council had put in place a system that upheld transparency, accountability and honesty in carrying out government businesses.
The NSDC boss advised Nigerians and other interested parties in the sugar sector to always approach the council for clarification on issues relating to the industry.
He noted that the council had since keyed into the anti-corruption policy of the present administration which stressed openness, transparency and due process in the discharge of government assignments.
While urging the bidding companies at the event to abide by all the rules and regulations to ensure a hitch-free exercise, Dr. Busari noted that modalities had been put in place to ensure that no one was denied the opportunity of taking part in the exercise.
The Deputy Director (Procurement) at NSDC, Dr. Abiodun Adeyemo, said the exercise attested to the council’s resolve to ensure transparency and accountability in its operations, pledging that all the bidding companies would be treated fairly.
Dr. Adeyemo assured the bidders that, “Nobody would be accorded preferential treatment as far as this exercise is concerned. We at the NSDC conduct our businesses in manners that wouldn’t give room for malpractices.”