The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has hosted the 8th Stakeholders Focal Point meeting on the sustainability of the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) programmes.
The RoLAC Programmes, funded by the European Union was launched in 2017 to enhance good governance in Nigeria by strengthening the rule of law, curbing corruption and reducing impunity.
Speaking at the meeting, RoLAC Component Manager, Mr Emmanuel Uche noted that the meeting was called for participants to exchange ideas on what everyone was doing in the entire programme’s objectives.
“The value of the meeting is that it helps to improve collaboration and cooperation which is one of the key elements and key goals of the RoLAC project itself. This is the 8th of those meetings. The last time we met, we had some little concern as to the need to take a quick look back and see how well the whole purpose and essence of this meeting has worked out. We noticed that there had not been as much consistency particularly in the dramatis personae who represented the different institutions at those meetings.
“There was this concern about how we have been able to manage institutional memory of what we discussed in the previous meetings, and how are we taking the knowledge of what other partners are doing to inform what our respective agencies are doing collaboratively” he noted.
In his welcome remarks, the Secretary to the Commission, Professor Musa Usman Abubakar, commended the stakeholders for their tireless efforts to meeting the set objectives of the programme just as he wished them a fruitful deliberation.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Correctional Service, Legal Aid Council, Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and a host of other stakeholders.