The Bauchi State Government in the North-east Nigeria, has held an Anti-Corruption Summit in the State, with the theme “Transparency and Accountability for Good Governance and Sustainable Development.”
The Summit was organised by the Bauchi State Government, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria and the Foundation for Transparency and Accountability.
Speaking at the event, the ICPC Chairman, Mr Ekpo Nta, said the Commission would continue to organise Corruption Risk Assessments of Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies to reduce corruption-prone processes in their systems, procedures and practices.
“We call on all states to emulate the Federal Government’s efforts in dealing with the scourge of corruption through severe sanctions and prosecution for infractions, proactive and innovative prevention strategies, and the strengthening of institutions,” Mr Nta stated.
The State Governor, Mr Muhammed Abubakar, expressed his delight that Bauchi State was the first beneficiary of the Anti-Corruption Initiative, adding that the State had already embarked on the process of open and responsive governance.