Corruption: ICPC to beam searchlight on LGAs, states’ financial activities

Posted by News Express | 27 February 2020 | 1,070 times

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The Chairman of the, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, said the agency would beam its searchlight on the financial activities of state and local government areas in the country.

Speaking at the commissioning of ICPC office in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, he disclosed that the commission would commence a system review at subnational level.

According to him, states and local governments would feel the impact of the commission’s effort in a more strategic manner to ensure that public funds are used for the good of the people.

He said the fight against corruption was the collective responsibility of every well-meaning Nigerian.

“It is a responsibility that must be discharged by all tiers and organs of government. This commissioning ceremony is an example of how agencies of different tiers of government can collaborate in the fight against corruption,” Owasanoye said.

The state governor, Seyi Makinde disclosed that his administration had been following the laudable steps already taken by the ICPC in deepening the anti-corruption war, especially, the setting up of the Anti-Corruption Monitoring Units (ACTUs) and the inclusive budgeting process.

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Olubanwo Adeosun, said the state government flagged off the inclusive budgeting procedure, which enables a bottom-up approach in the budgeting process rather than the usual practice where projects are merely handed down the local population without their faintest input. (Leadership)

Source: News Express

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