Its (ICPC) diligent investigations have also led to the recovery of 301 houses from two civil servants and crackdown on illegal job recruitments.”
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) was on Saturday honored with an award for ‘Diligent Investigation’ at the 2021 Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA).
Presenting the award in Abuja at the event organized by the Emergency Digest, a publication of Image Merchants Promotion Limited, in conjunction with the Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), the organizers observed that the commission abhorred media trials, even while recording great achievements.
“The ICPC’s due diligence in investigations and exposure of corrupt practices is unique. It is renowned for exposing 257 projects amounting to N20.138 billion being duplicated in the 2021 budget. Its diligent investigations have also led to the recovery of 301 houses from two civil servants and crackdown on illegal job recruitments,” stated the organizers of the awards.
Azuka Ogugua, the ICPC spokeswoman, received the award on behalf of the commission.
The event convener, Yushau Shuaib, explained that the SAEMA award initiative recognized military, security, intelligence, and response agencies for their contribution to security, peace, and development.
He said, “We believe that by instituting the Awards of this nature, the organizations, agencies, and individuals being honored will further motivate others in their patriotic duties.”
The ceremony had in attendance security and emergency agencies recognized for their work.