Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences’ Commission (ICPC) has Commenced tracking of 50 Projects costing N1.8billion that were awarded between 2017 and 2018 in Delta state.
The projects cut across the health, Education, Water Resources, Agriculture and Power Sectors, would be properly tracked according to ICPC Commissioner for Edo and Delta states, Yusuf Olatunji Esq.
In a statement he signed, a copy made available to our Correspondent in Asaba, said that the exercise would be the second phase of Constituency projects’tracking, adding” to achieve this, certain Projects are budgeted and appropriated for the Constituency of each legislator, the funds for these projects are domiciled in various ministries, Departments and Agencies,(MDAs) for implementation”
Part of the statement reads” the findings of the first phase of tracking contained in our report Confirmed the preparation of the average Nigerian that Zips has become a condult for corruption in addition. In the first phase, the value of recoveries so far made is about N738, 621,22501 in cash and assets while the cumulative savings for government is N1,834,771,184,84, following this success recorded in the exercise Conducted in 12 states of Federation, ICPC is set to begin the second phase will cover 16 states’including Delta state not covered previously in the pilot phase”
It further stated ” this will be done in Collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of quantity Surveyors ( NIQIS) Non – Governmental Organization ( NGOs,) Media Official of the Accountant General, among others as the objectives of the exercise are: to Investigate fraudulent procurement in award of Contracts for Constituency and executive projects: make recoveries on projects or Contracts Confirmed to have been inflated, not properly done or abandoned: to ensure projects are executed to specification and to apply appropriate sanctions for contravention of relevant legislations”
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