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ICPC clears senator Barau constituency projects in Kano

By Murtala Adewale, Kano
13 November 2021   |   2:45 am
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has expressed satisfaction in the execution of constituency projects attracted

[FILES] Kano State. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has expressed satisfaction in the execution of constituency projects attracted by the senator representing Kano North Senatorial district, Barau Jibril.

In a document released by ICPC, sighted by The Guardian, the anti-graft agency issued a clean bill of health on quality of projects construction of all the constituency projects delivered by Barau.

ICPC in the report which detailed the outcome of her third phase of project monitoring and tracking revealed over 100 Investigations carried out using heavy documents on constituency projects proved the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation above the preference scale.

The Commission also revealed that 104 constituency projects were monitored in Kano during its third phase of executive and constituency projects tracking. Out of the figure, the document noted 16 of the projects were poorly executed while 3 were abandoned.

Similarly, the agency during the monitoring, discovered that 79 contractors were involved in the projects execution. Nine were however directed to return back to site due to what was described as shoddy jobs.

Meanwhile, the document indicted a serving senator and two members of House of Representatives from Kano for having poorly executed constituency projects in the state.

Those indicted are senator representing Kano Central, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Mustapha Bala Dawaki, member representing Dawakin-Kudu/Warawa Federal Constituency and Muktar Mohammed , Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam Federal Constituency.

“The constituency projects sponsored by the federal lawmakers include, construction of class room blocks, solar powered street lights and distribution of transformers. We need the support of the general public and the media in the monitoring of these projects, especially the ongoing electricity substation in Bichi,” according to the document.

“One of the constituency projects that is ongoing is the electricity substation in Bichi council and the recovery of a Ford model pick.