PRESS RELEASE

The Committee on Evacuation, Repairs, and Auction of Grounded/Unserviceable Government Vehicles, Plants and Equipment which was inaugurated on the 16th of July, 2020 by the Borno State Government presented its final report today Friday the 28th of May, 2021 to the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Danjuma Ali.

While presenting the report, the Committee Chairman, Engr. Lawan Abba Wakilbe noted that the Committee since its inauguration recovered and identified One Thousand, Six Hundred, and Ten (1,610) items belonging to both the State and Local Government Areas.

Out of the identified items, Forty (40) items mostly Trucks, Ambulances, Buses, and (4×4) Double Cabin Toyota pickup vehicles were returned back to the Government for repairs and re-use. A total of One Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty-One (1,561) items were auctioned off to the General Public between 25th November 2020 to 9th December 2020.

The Committee Chairman also stated that the Auction Process was in full adherence with the laid down guidelines of the Borno State Bureau on Public Procurement (BPP) laws on the sales of Public Property.

Furthermore, Financial Memorandum (FM) 34:32 was applied in the valuation of items because most of the items sold were either scrap or obsolete.

Total auction proceeds of Fifty-Three Million, One Hundred and Eight Thousand, Six Hundred and Eleven Naira (N53,108,611=) was generated through the Treasury Single Account (TSA) with the Borno State Internal Revenue Service (BOIRS).

Out of this amount, Thirty Million, Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Naira (N30,450,295) was for items sold belonging to the Borno State Government while Twenty-Three Million, Four Hundred and Forty-Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Sixteen Naira (N23,445,316) was for items sold belonging to various Local Government Areas.

Engr. Wakilbe further stated that the Committee directly repaired Ten (10) numbers of (4×4) Double Cabin Toyota Hilux Pick-up Trucks and handed them over to the Government on 2nd February 2021 for re-use.

Furthermore, in his presentation, the Committee Chairman noted that the Committee found ineffective use of tractors, poor maintenance culture, lack of proper inventory of government proper amongst others in some MDAs and therefore recommended that Government should ensure adequate inventory of all Government properties in all MDAs, engage in capacity building for transport officers and set up a tractor monitoring committee amongst others.

Receiving the report, the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Danjuma Ali commended the enormous efforts of the Committee and congratulated members for the successful completion of their mandate and activities.

Highlight of the occasion: was the presentation of the report to the Acting Secretary to the State Government.