The Ekiti State Head of Service, Dr. Olugbenga Faseluka has said that the establishment of the Bureau of Public Procurement and Due Process Unit in the Governor’s Office in the State were to check corrupt practices and promote transparency procedures.

He made the assertion during a One-Day workshop organized by the Directorate of Procurement, Ekiti State University in conjunction with the Ekiti State Bureau of Public Procurement.

He said the establishment was to stop Ministries, Departments and Institutions from being used as drain pipes of the hard earned public resources.

Dr. Faseluka, in a keynote address commended the Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele as the 1st Vice-Chancellor of the University to adopt the procurement law in the University by setting up a Directorate of Procurement.  He, also expressed delight at the rate of positive developments in the University; particularly in the area of infrastructure and academic.

In a welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele noted that the setting up of the Directorate of Procurement and the subsequent workshop of Procurement Law in tandem with his stated vision and mission when he became the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Bandele told the gathering that his vision was to have “transparent pursuits of a 21st Century globally acclaimed University that will excel in academics, research culture and moral values”.

The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to pay tributes to the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Prince Dayo Adeyeye for his passion for a standard procurement procedure in the University in line with best practices worldwide.

Professor Bandele further expressed gratitude to Ekiti Bureau of Public Procurement for joining hands with EKSU to have a befitting workshop saying the workshop, would shed more light on the procurement process in the University community.

At the seminar, papers where delivered on procurement by Chief Segun Akinwumi the Director General of Ekiti Bureau of Public Procurement.

The papers delivered were on “Best Procurement Practices in contract Award, “Transparency and Openness in Bidding Procedure, and Pre-bidding procedure”.

The facilitators were Engr. Olaleye Kolawole, Engr. A. J. Osalade and Engr. Tosin Ogunrinlade.

Senior Staff of the University filled the Oodua Auditorium, venue of the workshop to capacity during the workshop.