The Department for International Development (DFID) has expressed its commitment to support the ICPC through mentoring, provision of assistance for investigators, asset seizure and prosecution. This was disclosed during a courtesy call on the Commission by a delegation of the DFID led by Mrs Juliet Igbekaku.
The DFID through its initiative Justice For All (J4A) also pledged to cooperate with the Commission in re-strategizing its organizational procedures in order to achieve operational efficacy. Mrs Igbekaku said they came to the Commission to brief the board on the interim report of the two-day workshop conducted for senior officers of the Commission last December under the J4A initiative as well as a survey of the Commission`s operations which would be used as guide in preparing a final report for approval by the Commission.
The Acting Chairman of the Commission welcomes the visitors and gave his assurances in cooperating with the J4A initiative stressing that the new board share the same passion with the DFID.
A member of the delegation Mr Paul Beggan and Mr Emmanuel Uche gave a graphical presentation of their interim report highlighting time table for the implementation of their recommendations and findings.
Also speaking at the event were Hon Members Julie Nwariaku, Hon Bako Abudullahi, Prof Olu Aina and Alhaji Isa Ozi Salami who all thanked the delegation for the tremendous effort they showed to see that ICPC achieves its goal and objectives, and also assured them that despite the fact the previous assessment conducted by the commission was not implemented, but this time the new board will do everything possible to fast-track the implementation of the new report.