ICPC Chairman Holds Maiden Interactive Session with the Media, Reveals Strategies to Support President Tinubu’s Anti-Corruption Crusade

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN has held his first interactive session with the media since his assumption of duty on 13th of December, 2023.

At the interactive session held on Wednesday in Abuja, Dr. Aliyu revealed his strategies to support President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda to fight corruption in Nigeria.

He said “I am deeply committed to realizing a vision for Nigeria where the principles of integrity, accountability, and transparency are not mere ideals, but are deeply woven into the very fabric of our society.

“My vision aligns seamlessly with the resolute stance of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration against corruption. The President’s actions and policies underscore a steadfast commitment to eradicating corruption, reinforcing our collective resolve to foster an environment where ethical conduct and probity are the norm.”

The ICPC Boss, who reiterated that the fight against corruption demands a collaborative and multi-sectoral approach, informed that the adoption of technology would be the fulcrum of his strategy to fight corruption just as he called on members of the press to support this drive.

“Our strategy involves engaging diverse stakeholders – the media, civil society, the private sector, and international partners – to pool perspectives, expertise, and resources. In line with this commitment, the ICPC is committed to integrating innovative approaches and cutting-edge technology into our operational framework. From leveraging data analytics for efficient resource management to employing advanced digital tools for effective corruption detection, technology will be at the forefront of our strategies.

While responding to questions from some of the participants, Dr. Aliyu promised that he will consolidate on the good foundations laid by his predecessors in office just as he hinted that the Commission under his watch would focus more on prevention of corruption with the use of technology.

He also added that he will consolidate on existing inter-agencies collaboration as well as to personally lead prosecution cases in court for the Commission.

“My main focus will be on prevention and we’ll do through our Public Enlightenment and Education Department, System Studies and Review Department and the media. We’ll domesticate the message of anti-corruption and we’ll also engage young lawyers to participate in the drive of our anti-corruption crusade.

“Also, as the Chairman of ICPC, I will be appearing in court during prosecutions. If there’s a case, I feel the need to go to the court, I will be there” he promised.