Bauchi Government praises ICPC at Anti-Corruption Summit

The Bauchi State Government was full of praises for the collaboration offered by ICPC during the launching of the Bauchi State Anti-Corruption Summit in Bauchi on Monday 14th November, 2016. The theme was: Transparency and Accountability for Good Governance and Sustainable Development.

The State Governor, Alh. Muhammed Abdullahi Abubakar was delighted that Bauchi State was the first beneficiary of the Anti-Corruption Initiative as the state had already embarked on the process of open and responsive governance. The initiative was a collaborative one between Bauchi State, ICPC’s Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) and the Foundation for Transparency and Accountability.

The ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta, speaking at the event, stated that the Commission would continue to organise System Study and Review or Corruption Risk Assessments of Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies to reduce corruption-prone processes in their systems, procedures and practices.

Mr. Nta called on all states to emulate the Federal Government’s efforts in dealing with the scourge of corruption through severe sanctions and prosecution for infractions; proactive and innovative prevention strategies; and the strengthening of institutions.