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ICPC wins award for “diligently investigating” corrupt Nigerians

Its (ICPC) diligent investigations have also led to the recovery of 301 houses from two civil servants and crackdown on illegal job recruitments.”

• December 20, 2021
ICPC Headquarters, Abuja
ICPC Headquarter, Abuja (Photo Credit: Nigeria Guardian)

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was on Saturday honoured with an award for ‘Diligent Investigation’ at the 2021 Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA).

Presenting the award in Abuja at the event organised by the Emergency Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, in conjunction with the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), the organisers observed that the commission abhorred media trials, even while recording great achievements.

“The ICPC’s due diligence in investigations and exposure of corrupt practices is unique. It is renowned for exposing 257 projects amounting to N20.138 billion being duplicated in the 2021 budget. Its diligent investigations have also led to the recovery of 301 houses from two civil servants and crackdown on illegal job recruitments,” stated the organisers of the awards.

Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC spokeswoman, received the award on behalf of the commission.

The event convener, Yushau Shuaib, explained that the SAEMA award initiative recognised military, security, intelligence, and response agencies for their contribution to security, peace, and development.

He said, “We believe that by instituting the Awards of this nature, the organisations, agencies, and individuals being honoured will further motivate others in their patriotic duties.”

The ceremony had in attendance security and emergency agencies recognised for their work.


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