The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to start the first phase of tracking of constituency projects in 12 states of the federation in order to ensure quality projects delivery to constituents by their elected representatives.
The states earmarked for the June 18 2019 commencement of the exercise under the Constituency Project Tracking Group (CPTG) are Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kogi, Sokoto and Kano. Others are Imo, Enugu, Lagos, Osun, Akwa Ibom and Edo states.
At least five projects awarded between 2016 and 2018 have been selected in each of the 12 states spread across the six geo-political zones for the exercise, bringing the total to 86 projects to be tracked.
The initiative, according to the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owansanoye, during its launch at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja recently is aimed at ensuring satisfactory execution of all constituency projects across Nigeria in order to obtain value for money released.
It will be handled by ICPC in collaboration with Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Budget Office of the Federation, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the Bureau of Public Procurement.
The CPTG steering Committee also include the reputable online newspaper, PremiumTimes, two civil society organisations; BudgIT and Community for Peace and Corrupt-free Society.