Nigeria’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it recovered N117 billion between January and August.
This was disclosed by ICPC chief, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye while addressing the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-corruption and Appropriation during the commission’s defence of its 2023 budget proposal in Abuja.
Prof. Owasanoye also noted that the ICPC was able to complete 672 investigations and 565 non-petition-led investigations thanks to its 2022 budget.
Breakdown of recoveries: Prof. Owasanoye noted that the recoveries include N1.413 billion and $225,965 in ICPC/TSA recovery account and N1.264 billion cash through tax intervention.
Others include plots of land, completed buildings, vehicles, electronics and jewellery valued at N679.13m, N2.603bn, N81.1m, N1.55m and N195,500.
Other accomplishments: He also noted that they restrained N49.9 billion through System Study and Review intervention; N6.435 billion cash through budget tracking; N53.91 billion through ICPC advisory and N614.2 million in other accounts.
He highlighted other achievements as follows: ▪ “Securing of 15 convictions; 538 projects tracked under Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Initiative (CEPTI); deployment of Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard on 260 MDAs; Review of Open Treasury Portal in 30 MDAs were also accomplished.
* “System Study and Review of 10 MDAs; inauguration of 26 Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs); 14 Corruption Monitoring activities undertaken; and public enlightenment and education of Nigerians on and against corruption through various platforms.