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ICPC Kick-Starts N15bn Constituency Projects Tracking In Benue And Other States




ICPC Set To Probe 8th National Assembly Lawmakers Over Constituency Projects

The days of judgement seems to be drawing nearer on Nigerian legislators as the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to investigate constituency projects done in Benue state and eleven other states of the federation.

Naija News understands that the initiative launched on April 2, 2019, by ICPC, is aimed at ensuring satisfactory execution of all constituency projects as well as obtaining value for money.

At least five projects awarded between 2016 and 2018 have been selected in each of the 12 states spread across the six geo-political zones for the exercise, bringing the total to 86 projects to be tracked.

Members of the Steering Committee for the initiative included Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Budget Office of the Federation, and Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.

Other members are Premium Times, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) among others.

According to Okoduwa, the first phase of the exercise will commence in 12 states across the six geo-political zones of the country.

“At least five projects have been identified for tracking in each state.

“The zones and states include North Central; Kogi and Benue, Northeast, Adamawa and Bauchi while others are Northwest, Sokoto and Kano.

“Southeast has Imo and Enugu, Southwest, Lagos and Osun; South-South, Akwa Ibom and Edo.”