The ICPC has turned its searchlight towards Imo State, as it seeks to make sense of 82 constituency projects funded by the government.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, says it has begun the tracking of 82 constituency projects valued at ₦8 billion in Imo.
Victor Onakpoberuo, the Team Lead of the ICPC’s projects monitoring team, disclosed this while addressing reporters in Owerri on Wednesday.
The exercise is part of the tracking of 1,932 constituency projects valued at ₦500 billion across 26 states of the federation, as Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC’s spokesperson, announced.
The Principal Superintendent of the commission, Onakpoberuo, said the exercise was the 6th phase of its Constituency and Executive Project Tracking Initiative, CEPTI.
According to him, this is in line with ICPC’s mandate to rid Nigeria of all forms of corruption and corrupt practices.
He added that the aim of the exercise was to investigate fraudulent procurement practices in public contract awards for proper service delivery to the people.
He also said the monitoring team would ensure full execution of all publicly funded projects and enforce compliance with regulatory requirements.
“The project will see the commission tracking 82 projects in various communities in Imo valued at ₦8.213 billion.
“The initiative is aimed at accelerating development at the community levels, to empower local communities to take ownership of constituency projects and to ensure value for money in government expenditures,” he said.