ICPC to probe sources of looted COVId-19 palliatives



The Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will investigate the sources of COVID-19 relief items looted across the country.

Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Azuka Ogugua, disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja.

Ogugua said the move was in response increasing public demand on the commission find why relief items meant for the suffering masses were stacked in warehouses.

“In view of the recent looting spree, ICPC will investigate the sources of goods looted from palliative warehouses, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and private .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is determine whether or not the items looted were personally acquired, procured, CACOVID donated, or are empowerment materials which are part of the constituency project initiative of the Federal .

“ICPC will also scale the monitoring of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) charged the acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 palliative and make public its findings in due course,” she said.

The spokesperson said measures earlier put in place by the commission prevent corruption in the distribution of the items did not cover CACOVID funds donated by individuals and private sector organisations.

“The commission had earlier in the year taken proactive measures to prevent corruption in the administration of the COVID-19 funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It set a monitoring team that was charged the of preventing possible abuse.

“In addition to the above, the commission drew ‘Guidelines for PTF Management of COVID-19 Relief Funds’ and issued an advisory on the management of the funds.

“The scope of the monitoring activities of ICPC did not cover CACOVID funds which were donated by individuals and private sector organisations as palliatives.

“Only the Federal funds used to procure and other palliatives were covered,” she said.(NAN)