LAWMA’s Head of Procurement Excels at Africa Procurement and Supply
Chain Awards 2023
By Trek Africa Newspaper
In a remarkable achievement, Mrs. Bolanle Riskat Adeniran, the Director
of Procurement at Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), stood in the spotlight at the 5th Africa Procurement and Supply Chain Awards 2023.
The event took place at the Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island,
celebrating the best in procurement across Africa.
Mrs. Adeniran, since assuming office as the head of the Procurement
Department, has worked assiduously to ensure that LAWMA aligns with
outlined procurement principles in the state, with the overall aim of
achieving the mandate of making Lagos cleaner and livable for all.
Adeniran’s recognition serves as a shining example of dedication,
expertise and professionalism in procurement, as her accomplishment not
only boosts LAWMA’s reputation but also sets a benchmark for procurement
professionals all over Africa.
She expressed appreciation to the organisers of the event for the
recognition, as “a professional with exemplary performance in
procurement”, with the commitment to keep discharging her duties, to
ensure the Authority achieve its procurement goals.
One of the highlights of the event was Lagos State’s win as the Best
State in Procurement Compliance, underscoring the state’s commitment to
transparent and responsible procurement practices.
Mr. Fatai Idowu Onafowote, the Director-General of the Lagos State
Public Procurement Agency, also secured a top honor as he was named
Public Sector Procurement Personality of the Year.
Mr. Emem James Kanico, National President of the Association of Public
Procurement Professionals of Nigeria (APPON) spoke on the theme of the
event, “Celebrating the Achievements of Africa’s Supply Chain and
Procurement Sector”, stressing the importance of proper procurement
practices for good governance and urged governments at all levels to
support transparent and effective public procurement.
The event gathered professionals from different parts of Africa,
including Nigeria, Ghana, the Gambia, and Tanzania, all celebrating
excellence in procurement and supply chain management.
Kadiri Folashade (Mrs.)
Director, Public Affairs