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ICPC survey to determine most corrupt state, geo-political zone

By Emeka Mamah
KADUNA — 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 matter  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, “we 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.

“We 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.

“The fight against corrup-tion is related to poverty alleviation, because we cannot eradicate poverty without eradicating corrup-tion,” he said.

Moslem League condemns ‘reckless waste’

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 “reality of time” and avoiding “intentional wastage”.


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