Role of civil society organisations on the enforcement of public procurement law in Nigeria – A case study of Sokoto State
Kabiru Garba Muhammad
It is trite that governments everywhere in the world are involved in four major economic activities – providing the legal framework for all economic activities; redistributing income through taxation and spending; providing public goods and services freely available to the public such as national defence, public safety, education, and infrastructure (bridges and roads); and purchasing goods, services and capital assets otherwise referred to as public procurement. However, public procurement has widely been perceived as the most vulnerable arena of waste and corruption. Therefore, there is the need for collective effort in ensuring that the rules and procedures regulating public procurement are strictly observed. The paper discussed the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) on the effective enforcement of public procurement Law in Sokoto State – Nigeria as a measure of ensuring good governance.