The Lagos State Public Procurement Agency has restated its commitment to transparency, accuracy and accountability in all government transactions.

Its Director-General Fatai Onafowote said the agency is statute-barred to operate as mandated by the Lagos State Public Procurement Law.

Onafowote spoke in statement  to clear the air on certain information posted on the agency’s website.

He noted that the information had been misinterpreted due to misunderstandings arising from a lack of clarity, which according to him, had triggered unintended misinterpretations of the information.

The statement reads: “We regret that specific details, particularly concerning the descriptions of government dealings, may have inadvertently led to confusion, impacting both governmental entities and corporate partners providing services to the state.

“This arose largely from the lack of detailed descriptions in the project information, which has inadvertently led to confusion in the public space.

“We empathize with public concerns and extend our sincere apologies for any distress caused. It’s never our intent to cast doubt or cause misunderstandings that might tarnish the reputation of respected individuals and organisations involved in these transactions.

“To address these concerns thoroughly, the agency has taken immediate steps. Line-by-line explanations of the contracts in question are attached herewith, aiming to provide absolute clarity and dispel any lingering misconceptions.”

“The agency will continue to improve its internal processes and communication methods as our commitment as a government is to offer clearer and more accessible information to the public.

“It is pivotal to stress that the agency’s autonomy exists to ensure fairness and transparency, not to cause confusion or discredit any involved parties.

“We therefore assure the public of our unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of integrity in all our operations. Looking ahead, we pledge our continued commitment to consistently and accurately report all government transactions in the state.

“Our unwavering commitment remains to elevate the standard of living and enhancing the quality of life for the people of Lagos. Rest assured, this commitment will always take precedence.”


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