By Emeka Mamah
KADUNA â€” The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is carrying out a survey to determine the most corrupt state as well as the most corrupt geo-political zone in the country.
It has, however, urged the National Assembly to pass as a matterÂ of urgency, the amendments to the Corrupt Practices Act 2000, the Freedom of Information Bill, and the Whistle Blowers Bill to enable the anti-graft agencies achieve their aim of riding the country of corruption.
Head, Kaduna State ICPC, Okey Igbudu, made this known on the occasion of the International Anti-Corrup-tion Day celebration at the Women Multi-Purpose Centre, Kaduna, yesterday.
According to Igbudu, â€œwe are carrying out a survey to know the most corrupt state, just as it was possible to determine that the Police and NEPA are the most corrupt public institutions.
â€œWe will also know the most corrupt geo-political zone in the process. We must fight for a better tomorrow. It is for us to fight against corruption so that those coming behind will have a better future just as some people fought for our independence for us.
â€œThe fight against corrup-tion is related to poverty alleviation, because we cannot eradicate poverty without eradicating corrup-tion,â€ he said.
Moslem League condemns â€˜reckless wasteâ€™
Earlier, the Executive Director of the Moslem League for Accountability, Mallam Arrigasiyu, had also condemned what he descri-bed as reckless waste of state resources by some governors who purchase vehicles for party leaders without imple-menting their approved budgets.
He called on the state governor, Mohammed Nama-di Sambo, to restructure the Due Process office in the state with a view to meeting â€œreality of timeâ€ and avoiding â€œintentional wastageâ€.