The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has commended Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State for enthroning fiscal discipline in the management of the state’s resources.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta, who made the commendation while on a courtesy call on Imoke on Thursday in Calabar, said Cross River has put in place a system that ensures prudent management of the state’s funds.
According to Nta, Imoke has shown that a governor does not need to have all the resources in the world to perform.
He said Cross River under Imoke is noted for fiscal discipline.
While commending the state for not joining the bandwagon of states declaring free education, he said the Commission is impressed with the quality of education in the state.
He presented a banner captioned “Corruption Denied His Education, Act Now Against Corruption” to Governor Imoke.
Nta remarked that it was high time governments across the country understood the importance of education as a way of fighting corruption.
He recommended that Cross River shares her education blueprint with other states of the federation.
Responding, Governor Liyel Imoke noted that Mr. Ekpo Nta has turned around the fortunes of ICPC as its chairman based on his educational background and work ethics despite its challenges.
According to Imoke, the new focus of the Commission is in line with the policy thrust of the state.