ICPC, State Attorney Generals Collaborate To Fight Corruption

By Olushola Okunlade

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the 36 States Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice of the Federation, have pledged a working alliance to tackle the menace of corruption in the country.

The two bodies gave this firm commitment when the bodies of Attorney Generals and Commissioners of Justice paid a courtesy visit to the ICPC Chairman in his office at the Headquarters.

Chairman of ICPC, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu in his opening remarks at the parley stated emphatically that the partnership was necessary as the State Attorney Generals are a critical stakeholder in the fight against corruption in the country.

Dr Aliyu expressed the readiness of the Commission to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with Attorney-Generals of the 36 States on how to ensure seamless collaborations to tackle the scourge of corruption in the country.

ICPC, State Attorney Generals Collaborate To Fight Corruption

The ICPC Boss, until his recent appointment as Chairman of the anti-graft agency, was also a member of the body while he held sway as Attorney-General of Jigawa State.

He assured the State Attorney Generals that the Commission under his leadership was ready to work hand-in-hand with them stating that whatever was needed from the ICPC would be provided.

His words, “I want to assure you, whatever support the body wants from ICPC, we are willing to give it to you. We need you and I hope we are going to work together…”

The Team Lead and Chairman of the body of State Attorney Generals, Dr. Ben Odoh in his earlier address congratulated Dr. Aliyu on his appointment as ICPC Chairman saying he was a right fit for the job due to his “proven track record of integrity that is impeccable”.

He promised that the Body of State Attorney Generals would work as the Chairman’s representative in their various states in the fight against corruption.

Dr. Ben also added that the visit was a notification of the body to key into the aspiration legacy of the Chairman just as he pledged their availability and assured the Chairman of their cooperation towards building an enviable nation devoid of corruption.

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