ICPC to set up System Review

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) said would step up its Systems Review of weak institutions in the public sector in order to minimize systemic corruption in the country.

The acting chairman of the commission Barrister Ekpe Nta made this known weekend when the Director General of International Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Society, Chief Dr. U. O. Udofia visited him in Abuja.

Nta said the ICPC’s approach would be simple: “Rather than relax after arresting a man who had stolen N50 billion with ICPC spending more money going after him… we will be proactive and anticipatory by putting in place systems that will not allow that person, or others, have access to that kind of resource.”

Nta said there is need to have a paradigm shift in the methodology of fighting corruption in the country.

“When they see people being arrested, being thrown into prisons; that alone, would not cage the corruption monster,” he said, adding that “What happened in the pension sector was a clear indication of a systemic collapse.”

In his speech the Director General, Chief Udofia, said its Human Right Society was in the commission to seek for “collaborative partnership and regular contact status” that would make available legal means to rid Nigeria of greed, avarice and all vestiges of corruption.

He said the International Human Right & Anti-Corruption Society” reports to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on happenings in Nigeria and other African countries and is mandated to promote respect for the Rule of law, Due Process and Societal Justice for individual citizens.”