Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it has begun the tracking of 250 constituency projects in Kwara State in the second phase of the constituency and executive projects tracking exercise in 16 states.
ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement on Friday that the objectives of the exercise was to investigate fraudulent procurement practices in the award of contracts for constituency and executive projects, make recoveries on projects or contracts confirmed to have been inflated or in which contractors under-performed or did not perform at all, and track contracting companies for statutory compliance.
The commission, while on a visit to the Kwara State Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Ilorin appealed for the media’s support in carrying out the exercise.
The ICPC operatives said they were tracking projects executed between 2015 and 2019 valued at N4.1 billion spread across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The projects inspected by the team included solar street lights along Edun, Isale Aluko, Pakata – Adeta road, Oloje – Alfayaya road, Popo-Giwa and Oloje Estate, among others all within Kwara Central Senatorial District. Also visited in the same district were constituency public primary school projects in Oko-Erin, Ijoro, Adewole and Anifowose, among others.
Kwara State Chairman of the NUJ, Malam Umar Abdulwahab, assured the ICPC team of the cooperation of the union throughout the duration of their assignment in the state.