Crimes Commission supports whistle blowing website

Bolchit Pam, Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in Nigeria (ICPC) has given its support to an online social media whistle-blowing platform enable members of the public to track and report government policies and programmes.

In a statement, spokesperson of the Commission, Mrs. Rasheedat  Okoduwa explained that the platform which is called Tracka’ is an initiative against corruption launched on July 22, 2014 by a network of active citizens and a Non-Governmental Organisation called ‘BUDGIT’.

Actionable reports
According to her, Tracka with Twitter handle @ TrackaNG and website address, would provide avenues for social media users to give actionable reports in real time for appropriate response.

“The platform is to create an environment that will foster improved service delivery from the government to the people by providing an avenue for citizens to engage their representatives at the State Houses of Assembly and the National Assembly while holding them accountable,” she said.

Mrs Okoduwa said that the Commission would use its Zonal and State offices to monitor the website for report on abandoned capital projects and related matter for necessary action.