ICPC To Probe Director Of Agencies Over COVID-19 Intervention Funds, Palliatives

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has vowed to investigate some Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government for infractions on COVID-19 intervention funds and other procurement abuses.

Speaking at the 2022 African Union Anti-Corruption Day, the Chairman of the ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, SAN, stated that the Commission had observed discrepancies and infractions in the procurement and payments made by some ministries and agencies after the disbursement of the COVID-19 fund.

He said, “The Commission, he added, also observed that in some instances the distribution of relief materials or palliatives was chaotic, disorderly, and uncoordinated.

“The Commission had observed discrepancies and infractions in the procurement and payments made by some ministries and agencies after the released an appropriate disbursement of COVID-19 funds.

Some implicated MDAs refused the monitoring team access to their records thereby impeding the successful inquiry into their activities. These MDAs are flagged and will be investigated for breaches and infractions of the law and COVID-19 intervention funds guidelines and other procurement abuses.

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