Senate seeks improved funding for ICPC
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, has emphasised the need for improved funding of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to enable it deliver its mandate effectively.
Kwari made this remark during the defence of the 2022 appropriation proposal by ICPC in Abuja.
He said: “ICPC is one of the few agencies of government carrying out a very special and critical national assignment and therefore needs to be funded adequately, if it must rid Nigeria of corruption.”
He noted that in view of how massive the mandate placed on ICPC by its enabling law is, the current envelope system of budgeting would constitute an impediment to realisation of the huge task.
Kwari, who is also the senator representing Kaduna North, while advising the Commission to remain focused in carrying out its mandate, pledged to do all that is required to ensure ICPC’s budget is improved upon.
Also speaking at the budget defense, the senator representing Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, said: “It is imperative to allocate enough resources to ICPC so that it would enable the Commission expand its net in terms of physical presence across the nation.”