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Akwa Ibom lauds ICPC for professionalism

16 November 2015, 11:14Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Akwa State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has advised the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), to uphold professionalism in the discharge of its duties.

He said this would sustain the already-built confidence of Nigerians in the commission.

The governor stated this during a courtesy visit by members of the Commission at Government House, Uyo.

He noted the commission, which is an anti-graft agency, had commanded the respect of Nigerians following its operations and understanding of the workings of a democratic setting.

"Given the integrity of members of the Commission selected purely on merit, it is impossible to believe that the Commission can be compromised or reduced to a tool for political witch-hunting," Emmanuel said

He urged the commission to prosecute "on conviction rather than on directives."

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The governor maintained that the operations of the State is anchored on transparency and accountability which is key to the industrialization blueprint of his administration.

He said that Akwa Ibom people were noted for their integrity and openness in all their dealings.

This earned them public trust and confidence all over the world.

Leader of the delegation and Secretary South South Zone of the ICPC, Elvis Oglafa said the visit was to intimate the governor on some anti-corruption programmes held in the region.

Oglafa called on the people to keep a watchful eye on leaders they entrusted to public offices.

He commended the leadership of the state for sustaining superior performance in terms of infrastructure and capacity building programmes.

- CAJ News


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