ICPC Begins Tracking Of N4.5bn Projects In Yobe

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has begun phase three tracking of over 118 Executive and Constituency projects worth N4.5 billion in Yobe.

Mr Laban Emmanuel, ICPC Team Leader in the state, disclosed this on Thursday in Damaturu.

He said the tracking started on Aug. 31 and would be concluded on September 12.

Emmanuel said projects to be monitored were scattered across 11 local government areas of Fika, Potiskum, Gashua, Jakusko, Nguru, Fune, Yunusari, Yusufari, Gujba, Bursari and Karasuwa.

He said the team of trackers comprised ICPC officials, quantity surveyors, journalists and Civil Society Organisations.

Emmanuel said the same exercise was going on in Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Plateau, Kogi, Benue, Ondo, Osun, Lagos, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Edo, Anambra and Imo States as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The ICPC, in a recent statement by its Spokesperson, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, said project tracking was initiated by the commission in 2019.

She said the exercise focused on how well money allocated to critical sectors of education, health, agriculture, water resources and power, among other sectors, were utilised.

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