ICPC and Jigawa State Public Complaints Commission Collaborate to Tackle Corruption

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN, has emphasized the importance of collaboration in addressing corruption.

This was highlighted during a courtesy visit by Barrister Salisu Abdul, Executive Chairman of the Jigawa State Public Complaints Commission, and other key members to the ICPC.

Dr. Aliyu praised the Jigawa State government for establishing the Public Complaints Commission, noting that its presence would significantly aid in combating corruption both in the state and nationwide.

He pledged ICPC’s support for the new agency, offering assistance in capacity building through the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), ICPC’s training arm.

The ICPC chairman expressed confidence in the competence and integrity of the Jigawa State Public Complaints Commission members, assuring them of ICPC’s ongoing support.

In his address, Barrister Salisu Abdul underscored the necessity of the partnership with ICPC for the successful launch of the four-month-old agency.

Barrister Abdul highlighted the agency’s role in ensuring the prudent management of public funds and addressing issues related to investigation and prosecution.

According to him, the Jigawa State Public Commission is seeking ICPC’s assistance in training and capacity building for its staff, focusing on areas such as investigation, prosecution, and public enlightenment to effectively tackle anti-corruption issues.

During the visit, Barrister Musa Auyo, a pioneer member of the Jigawa State Public Complaints Commission, requested ICPC’s support in information sharing and advice on the best software and equipment for data protection. The visitors were provided with IEC materials by the ICPC Chairman.