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FG prosecutes 50 firms for forgery

12 November 2013, 12:32

Abuja - The federal government has forwarded names of more than 50 companies to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) for prosecution, The Sun News reports

The companies were alleged to have presented fake documents to procure contracts from the government.

Emeka Eze, Director General, Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP), announced the move during the signing of a cooperation agreement with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The Sun reported that Eze said he personally forwarded the names of these companies to EFCC and ICPC on behalf of government because the use of fake document is a crime.

He added that some procurement staff of different Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are also being investigated for their roles in aiding some of these companies.

He thanked UNODC for granting the country over N7 billion to aid the war against corruption.

According to Eze, the UNODC is working with the BPP to develop an ICT framework and technology that will help conduct the procurement in all federal institutions.

Read more at The Sun News


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