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ICPC Tracks 1.8bn Projects in Kwara

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

From: ABBA BASHIR, ALI RABIU

About one point eight billion naira (1.8bn) executive projects in Kwara state have been earmarked for tracking buy the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to ensure compliance to specifications.

Addressing newsmen on the exercise in Ilorin, Principal Superintendent of Investigation, ICPC Kogi Office,Mr Nathaniel Sikpi said that the essence of the tracking was to ensure value for money.

He said the tracking exercise which is in its 6th phase comprised of 15 projects across the three senatorial districts of the state.

Mr. Sikpi said the tracking was to ensure that the projects were not executed only on paper, but physically on ground.

He noted that the tracking of projects would cuts across both executive and constituency projects.

On the tracking at the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), the ICPC Officer said the vehicles procured were not the ones specified in the contract.

He said the contract indicated 2022 model 32 seater Toyota Coaster Bus, but Mikano Hilux was procured.

Reacting to the allegations, Kwara State Coordinator HYPPADEC, Hajiya Hajara Alhassan, said the procured vehicles were more suitable for the terrain of the communities due to bad roads.

At the National Health Insurance Agency, the team leader said nothing could be tracked on the building because the Bill of Quantity (BOQ) was not available .

The ICPC officer said the building would be subjected to further investigations and that the contractor would be invited to the ICPC office for questioning.

 

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