ICPC Partners NOA to Sensitize Public on Developmental Projects
Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has taken the bull by the horns to ensure that constituency projects are carried out to their letters.
To achieve this, ICPC in collaboration with National Orientation Agency, NOA, embarked on enlightenment program, tagged “My Constituency, My Projects” in Akure to sensitize the public on Development projects meant for their areas.
ICPC recently set up Constituency Projects Tracking Group, CPTG, to track projects executed by legislators meant to develop the grassroots.
The group discovered many empowerment items tagged constituency projects meant to be given out piled up for over three years to the detriment of the people.
To address this anomaly, ICPC then partnered NOA to organize “My Constituency My Project” campaign to reawaken the people.
ICPC Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, represented by ICPC commissioner for Ondo, Osun and Ekiti States, Baba-alaro Shuaib, said the Commission was out to correct corrupt practices perpetrated by legislators.
In a welcome address, the Director, National Orientation Agency, NOA, Dr Garba Abari represented by NOA Director, Ondo State, Mr Bode Famose, urged Nigerians to take ownership of various developments to better their lots.
Some of the participants, including the traditional head of Ijigba, Rev Luyi Rotimi, Mr Samuel Oso, Pastor Yinka Odedele and Mrs Folake Esan expressed confidence that the campaign would go a long way to address non-execution of constituency projects in the communities.
Security agents, corps members, traditional rulers, newsmen and other members of the public graced the occasion.