- The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has intensified its fight against corruption
- The anti-graft agency recovers and retrieves over N900 billion diverted constituency project funds siphoned by federal lawmakers in 12 states
- Zayyanu Danmusa, ICPC commissioner in Kano state, made this disclosure on Sunday, October 6
Over N900 billion diverted constituency project funds siphoned by federal lawmakers in 12 states has been uncovered and retrieved by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The disclosure was made on Sunday, October 6, by ICPC commissioner in Kano state, Zayyanu Danmusa, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Danmusa made the disclosure while unveiling members of an anti-corruption group drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state, in collaboration with Community for Peace and Corrupt Free Society, Nigeria (CPCFS).
According to him, most of the lawmakers, contractors and supervisory federal agencies connived together to siphon funds budgeted for constituency projects meant to enhance the development of their respective communities.
A board member of ICPC, Dauda Yahaya Umar, called on Nigerians to shun corruption and stop celebrating corrupt politicians instead of booing them.
According to him, the activities of corrupt leaders have continued to retrogress national development.
He said: “Our message is simple — Nigerians should shun corruption. Nigerians should disown corrupt people and stop celebrating them.
"By the time we boo corrupt leaders instead of hailing them, by the time we make them be on their own, they will have a rethink and begin to realise that the havoc they are causing to our great country have severe consequences.
“This is our country and we must do something to help Nigeria get off this mess called corruption.
“I am not a politician but what we are facing as a people in Nigeria is pitiable, because of the activities of corrupt people."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that