The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) says the five year National Anti-Corruption Strategy recently approved by the Federal government will close existing gaps in the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta announced this during an anti-corruption summit organized by Ebonyi State Government at the International Conference Centre Abakaliki, with the theme “Institutionalization of Good Governance for Sustainable Development.”
Mr. Nta explained that the National Anti-Corruption Strategy would be domesticated in the States and Local government Areas to encourage citizens’ participation in the fight against corruption. He said ICPC had adopted robust preventive strategies against corruption and expressed the readiness of the Commission to provide Ebonyi State government with technical assistance to carry out corruption risk assessment of its developmental projects.
The Provost Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Professor Sola Akinrinade noted that corruption would be properly controlled and managed across the country if strong system was built to promote accountability in policy formulations.
Governor David Umahi explained that the summit was a demonstration of his administration’s commitment towards strengthening probity in the governance of the state but called for a change of strategy in carrying out corruption related investigations.