ICPC begins tracking of N500bn constituency projects in Lagos, Ondo, 24 states - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, October 12, 2023

ICPC begins tracking of N500bn constituency projects in Lagos, Ondo, 24 states

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, will soon commence tracking of 1,932 constituency projects, valued at N500 billion in 26 states.

This initiative is in accordance with the commencement of Phase 6 of the tracking of constituency and executive projects which the Commission began in 2019.

The 6th phase will commence on the 16th of October 2023 across 26 states of the 6 geo-political zones of the nation.

The ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, made this disclosure in a statement in Abuja.

ICPC revealed that the 6th phase will have teams tracking 1,932 projects valued at N500 billion.

The focal states for the exercise include: Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Niger, Kwara, Plateau, Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo States and the FCT.

Explaining the purpose of the exercise, Ogugua said, “The objectives of the exercise include improved service delivery to the people by investigating fraudulent procurement practices in the award of public contracts; full execution of all public funded projects; execution to specification of all projects funded by government; ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements and ensuring that government gets value for monies spent on projects.

“The Commission will also be focusing on special intervention agencies/ captive funds projects handling and execution of North-East Development Commission, Presidential Amnesty Program, Niger Delta Development Commission, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ecological Fund Office, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), and Hydro-Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) amongst others.

“As usual, the exercise will be carried out by ICPC in collaboration with relevant stakeholders such as Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), the media and civil society organizations”.

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