ICPC, Ministry of Communications Collaborate To Combat Corruption Digitally

Charles Ogba

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission in Nigeria (ICPC) is set to collaborate with the Ministry of Communications Innovation and Digital Economy (MoCIDE) to advance the fight against corruption through the utilization of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI).

The Collaboration was sealed during a courtesy visit by ICPC Chairman, Dr. Musa Aliyu, SAN to the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijjani at his office in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital.

“Recognizing the pivotal role that DPI plays in combating corruption and fostering transparency and accountability in the public sector, ICPC is committed to leveraging this innovative technology to achieve its anti-corruption objectives.”

The ICPC Chairman said “Through our partnership with MoCIDE, ICPC will harness the power of DPI to enhance public registries and create an environment where corruption finds no refuge. By leveraging state-of-the-art digital solutions, we aim to establish a robust framework that leaves no room for the misappropriation of public funds or the concealment of ill-gotten gains.”

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“Furthermore, in accordance with our statutory mandate outlined in Section 6, ICPC will provide expert guidance and oversight to ensure the effective implementation of DPI-based solutions to eradicate corruption and corrupt practices at every level of government. We remain steadfast in our commitment to driving systemic reforms that promote integrity, accountability, and ethical conduct across all sectors.” he added.

Dr. Aliyu further said “The impact of this collaboration extends far beyond the realm of anti-corruption efforts. By strengthening transparency and accountability in the public sector through DPI, we anticipate significant improvements in the ease of doing business, economic growth, and job creation. Moreover, by fortifying the integrity of digital systems, we enhance Nigeria’s reputation on the global stage, attracting foreign investment and fostering sustainable development.”

 “As Nigeria’s lead anti-corruption agency, ICPC is fully dedicated to the pursuit of a corruption-free society. We call upon all stakeholders – government institutions, private sector organizations, civil society groups, and citizens – to join us in this noble endeavour. Together, we can build a future where integrity, transparency, and accountability serve as the cornerstones of our nation’s progress.” 

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