The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has recovered N900 billion constituency project funds allegedly misappropriated by federal lawmakers in 12 states.
Speaking during the unveiling of members of an anti-corruption group drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state, in collaboration with Community for Peace and Corrupt Free Society, Nigeria (CPCFS), the commissioner of ICPC in Kano State, Mr. Zayyanu Danmusa, disclosed that stated that the recovered funds earmarked for constituency projects to enhance the development of their respective communities.
The commissioner said the fight against corruption should not be left alone for ICPC and EFCC and urged every Nigerian to expose corrupt practices by providing useful information to the anti-graft organization.
He announced that the agency had collaborated with different civil society organisations for sensitisation, monitoring and prevention of the need of public to shun corruption.
A board member of the ICPC, Mr. Dauda Yahaya Umar, who chaired the Commission’s Constituency projects tracking committee, called on Nigerians to desist from celebrating corrupt politicians and public office holders.
Umar said President Muhammadu Buhari alone cannot champion the fight against corruption.
He maintained that members of the group, drawn from all the local government areas of the state, would serve as volunteers of anti corruption campaigns through monitoring implementation of constituency projects in their respective communities.
“Our message is simple—Nigerians should shun corruption. Nigerians should disown corrupt people and stop celebrating them.
“By the time we boo corrupt leaders instead of hailing them, by the time we make them be on their own, they will have a rethink and begin to realise that what the havoc they are causing to our great country have severe consequences.
“This is our country and we must do something to help Nigeria get of this mess called corruption,” said Umar.