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ICPC aims to tackle corruption in public sector

By Silver Nwokoro
23 November 2021   |   3:07 am
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF),

ICPC. PHOTO: NAN

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), aim to tackle corruption in the public sector in its 3rd national summit.
  
The summit, with the theme ‘Corruption and Cost of Governance: New Imperatives for Fiscal Transparency’ is slated to hold on November 30, 2021 at the State House Conference Centre (Old Banquet Hall), Presidential Villa, Abuja, and virtually on the Cisco Webex app.

  
President Muhammadu Buhari will declare the summit on diminishing corruption in the Public Sector open.
  
High profile personalities expected to give goodwill address at the event are the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. (Mrs.) Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed will deliver the keynote address on the theme: Corruption and Cost of Governance; New Imperatives for Fiscal Transparency.

  
Six panellists have been scheduled to discuss topical anti-corruption matters at the technical session.

They include Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, who will speak on Corruption and Cost of Governance in Recruitment; Executive Secretary of the Presidential Action Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Sadiq Radda, will speak on Corruption and Cost of Governance in Security Spending, and Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, will be speaking on Corruption and Cost of Governance in the Education Sector.

Other discussants in the technical session are the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Mr. Asishana Okauru; Country Director of Action Aid, Dr. Ene Obi, and Mr. Hafiz Mohammed of the ICPC.

  
They are expected to speak on Corruption and Cost of Governance at sub-national levels, Corruption and Cost of Governance in the Health Sector, and Corruption and Cost of Governance in the Execution of Government Projects.

Physical attendance to the summit is strictly by invitation and all participants are to be seated by 9.30 am.
  
The programme would be streamed live on Facebook @ICPCNIGERIA. Buhari will also publicly recognise and confer two public servants who have distinguished themselves with exceptional acts of integrity with the 2021 Public Service Integrity Award, while a private citizen will be recognized as the Citizen’s Anti-Corruption Volunteer Group Icon.

 

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