Gov. Makinde Commissions ICPC Building in Ibadan
The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye has disclosed plans to commence a System Study Review that will incorporate all tiers of government and institutions to enable Nigerians enjoy service delivery at all times.
He stated this at the commissioning of ICPC, Oyo State Office in Ibadan.
Professor Owasanoye said the System Study Review is a prevention mechanism to be employed at a sub-national level to curb corrupt disposition in terms of personnel management, capital procurement processes and structure of governance.
He urged Nigerians to collaborate with the commission in the fight against corruption in the country.
The ICPC boss explained that Oyo State’s Anti-Corruption Agency would complement the roles of the Commission, contrary to insinuations in some quarters that it is a duplication of ICPC.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Kwari, and his counterpart from the House of Representatives, Mr Garba Nicholas Shehu, said the National Assembly would prioritize anti-corruption legislation in the fight against corruption.
They lauded the Oyo State Government for donating the land on which ICPC office was built in the state.
Commissioning the office complex, Governor Seyi Makinde, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Olubamiwo Adeosun stated that the state’s anti-corruption agency would synergise with ICPC.
Mrs. Adeosun maintained that Oyo State would continue to declare zero tolerance for corruption.
The permanent office of ICPC in Oyo State is a storey building with a conference room and five other purpose-built office rooms, with an investigation room, store and detention facilities.
Representatives from the National Assembly and the ICPC will hold a retreat tomorrow in Ibadan to brainstorm on how ICPC can perform optimally in its mandate of fighting corruption.