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ICPC investigates N355m constituency projects in Sokoto State

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday, commenced the tracking of 10 constituency projects awarded at over N355 million in Sokoto State.

The investigation on the projects status is being conducted under Phase 5 of the ICPC Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking (CEPT) currently going on in 21 states.

The Team Leader, Mr Sa’idu Yahaya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that they will inspect 10 projects in  two Senatorial districts and five Federal constituencies.

“The projects were awarded at the sum of N355, 391,657.95 and expected to be fully implemented.”

“Therefore, the group which comprises of members from the ICPC, Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyor, Civil Society Organisations, Media and Executing Agencies are mandated to track the projects.”

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“This is in order to monitor, track the performance of the projects and value of work done.”

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“As well as identify the contractual sum and contractors, unearth payments made, identify the status and persons behind the projects,” Yahaya said.

According to him, the team will also track the contracting companies’ compliance to statutory regulations, including tax obligations.

He said they will also ascertain the value and impact of the projects for the various communities, where they were provided.

NAN reports that some of the projects include the supply of vehicles in Sokoto East Senatorial district and motorcycles in Sokoto North Senatorial district.

Also included in the tracking details is the supply of 188 motorcycles in Illela/Gwadabawa Federal constituency.

Others are, supply of NPK Fertilizer and water pumping machine to Kware/Wamakko constituency and strategic empowerment programme for Agripreneurs in Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta constituency.

The CEPT team has already visited some of the projects executed in Sokoto North/Sokoto South Federal constituency and Bodinga/Dange Shuni/Tureta Federal constituency. (NAN).

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