NNPC Tenders: We are Committed to Transparency- Mele Kyari
The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr Mele Kyari has restated his commitment to opening up the oil company for accountability and transparency.
He made the pledge at the opening of tender bods for rehabilitation jobs recently advertised on Friday, affirming his resolute desire to subject NNPC procurement processes to due process and anti-corruption laws in line with local and international best practices.
Kyari who described application of ICT as an enabler of due process noted that all qualified companies would have their bids examined and processed even as he urged applying firms to comply with all instructions on the portal.
Kyari who has spearheaded multiple transparency reforms in the corporation said the process in place will ensure only the most qualified on all indices secure the advertised jobs in the best interest of Nigeria.
While reassuring that no applicant will be shut out of the process, the GMD said the online portal has been thoroughly tested, vowing for the credibility and technical correctness of the platform.
The Director General of the Infrastructure Concession Commission( ICRC) , Chidi Uwuzoh commended the NNPC leadership for opening up the NNPC to due process , explaining that public opening of tender bids is a revolutionary steps in the operations of the oil sector.
A total of 78 companies had filed their bid documents on the portal. The event today also involved the live opening of the portal to certify its efficiency and workability.