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Hello there,

Hope you’re doing well. It has been a really busy season for everyone at PPDC and we are always thrilled to share our work with you. 

As always, it is because you take out time to read our publications that we share what we do for your reading pleasure and to inspire you to be more involved in governance processes.

Keep reading as we share some updates with you.

Enlightening Stakeholders on Procurement Monitoring Practices Through Targeted Engagements

A Cross-Section of Participants At The Training in Four States

PPDC has embarked on another phase of our MacArthur project that is targeted at improving transparency and better service delivery in 4 states. 

Several teams carried out engagements with CSOs and MDAs in Kaduna, Ekiti, Anambra and Akwa Ibom. We trained the participants on effective procurement monitoring processes and uploading data on Budeshi after monitoring.

Positive Monitoring In Adamawa

Over 80 projects in 14 states of Nigeria are currently being monitored by our Community-Based Monitors to ascertain the impact, quality and value for money of the projects. 

One of these projects is at Loko Primary school in Song LGA. Adamawa State where the contractor fully supplied the school with furniture to ease and make the learning process more effective. 

We are always pleased to report positive outcomes like this and are unrelenting in our quest to ensure public funds work for Nigerians.

Research on DTS Procurement in Nigeria

PPDC partnered with Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) to carry out research to determine the level of understanding and processes involved in the procurement of  Digital Technology Systems in Nigeria. 

Our Senior Program Officer, Kachi Chukwu was on AIT to talk about the research and some of the findings. You can watch it  here

RightsCon 2021

PPDC was a part of RightsCon 2021 where our CEO, Nkemdilim Ilo alongside other experts shared insights from in-depth research on the procurement of digital technology systems by African governments. 

Giving insights on some of the challenges in the procurement of Digital Technology Systems (DTS) in Africa,  she highlighted a lack of access to information, lack of tech expertise by procuring entities, lack of citizens trust and political influence.

Some recommendations from the online event were that specific laws on procurement and deployment/use of Digital Technology Systems be enacted and clauses to protect their abuse/misuse against individual/societal rights and freedoms be included.

The Bogoro Tale

What is the purpose of spending over N49m to construct a health centre, if it will be locked and abandoned? That is the state of Bogoro Primary Healthcare Centre in Bauchi state. The PHC has been under lock and key and is fast deteriorating, value for money lost and citizens' needs not met.

It is crucial that this PHC is fixed to enable community members access healthcare services. We started a campaign, #FixBogoroPHC, to ensure the people of Bogoro get what they deserve.

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Juveniles in Kaduna State Left In Abandoned and Incomplete Structures

A team of independent procurement monitors inspecting the work done on the centre. Photo credit: Mohammed Sani Kassim

As Kaduna state continues along its goal to cater for juveniles in the state, abandoned and incomplete constructions remain a challenge. PPDC is currently carrying out interventions to ensure that their needs are met. 

Read this story by our Investigative Journalist, Yekeen Akinwale

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading.

Catch up with us on social media and feel free to give feedback on our programs at comms@procurementmonitor.org

Talk to you soon.

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