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May 30, 2024
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ICPC joins hands with NCS, partner on corruptions

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has pledged collaboration with Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on trainings and anti corruptions.

The ICPC Commissioner, Mr Garba Tukur-Idris, gave assurance when he received Mr Kamal Muhammad, the NCS Area Comptroller in charge of Sokoto/Zamfara area command on courtesy visit on Thursday in Sokoto.

Tukur-Idris, who is the ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, appreciated the Comptroller on the visit which will strengthen thier relationship.

” The agency’s war against corruption is key to good governance, growth and development of the country.

” It is important for all agencies of government to collaborate to stem the tide of corruption in the country, ” Tukur-Idris said.

He restated the commission’s commitment to detect and tackle corruption that has negative impact Nigeria’s image.

According to him, the impact of corruption is manifested in underdevelopment and poverty which makes the prospect of investment unappealing.

He added that the responsibility for projecting the country in a positive light must be a collective effort.

Tukur-Idris reiterated that the agencies have lasting relationships at all levels and assured maximum support toward reducing corruption to the nearest minimum.

The ICPC Commissioner recalled that predecessors had left a legacy of strategic partnerships with organisations which needed to build upon.

Speaking earlier, the NCS Area Comptroller said he newly taken over the command leadership and ICPC was the first place to visit.

Muhammad noted that there was need to join hands together to tackle corrupt practices in all ramifications.

He stressed that effective collaboration would deepen mutual cooperation and synergize efforts for greater impact in the anti-corruption drive.

He said the essence of the visit to was to discuss areas of collaboration that would help the cause of tackling corruption, most especially the ones that are related NCS activities.

He commended the efforts of the commission in the fight against corruption and solicited increased collaboration on trainings, information sharing and others to tackle corruption in the society.

“We can come together to train or organise programmes jointly for members of our staff and organisations.

“This is to enhance our skills and knowledge in detecting and preventing corruption, which is related to the our mandates in the country,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that leaders exchanged individual agencies publications on respective mandates and activities as well as surveinor. (NAN)

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