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ICPC operatives arrive Kwara to track 250 constituency projects

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is tracking 250 constituency projects in Kwara.

According to a statement issued by the commission’s spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the tracking exercise is under the second phase of the constituency and executive projects tracking exercise in 16 states of the federation.

The commission said the projects executed between 2015 and 2019 was valued at N4.1 billion and spread across the three senatorial districts of the state.

”The exercise was  scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in 16 states, namely: Cross River, Taraba, Ekiti, Ogun, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Jigawa, Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Niger, Rivers, Oyo and Kaduna.

”It will focus on the following sectors: Health, Education, Water Resources, Agriculture, and Power,” the statement read.

It added that the objectives of the tracking exercise was to investigate fraudulent procurement practices in the award of contracts for constituency and executive projects.

”We also want to make recoveries on projects or contracts confirmed to have been inflated or in which contractors under-performed or did not perform at all and track contracting companies for all statutory compliance.

”The commission had in 2019 launched the pilot phase of the exercise in which it tracked projects performance from 2015 to 2019 in 12 states.

”Successes of the exercise included the recoveries of tractors, ambulances, dialysis machines and other hospital equipment from sponsors of the projects across the pilot states.

‘There was also the recovery of huge sums of money, hundreds of tricycles, grinding machines and other empowerment items from the project sponsors.

”Furthermore, the exercise forced contractors who hitherto had abandoned projects to return to site to complete them.

”ICPC is again set to take the exercise to states not covered in the pilot phase with the aim of ensuring that government got value in the execution of public projects and improved delivery of social welfare services to the citizens,” the statement added.

It said the exercise would be carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Civil Society Organisations, media, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Bureau of Public Procurement and other stakeholders.

Some of the projects inspected during the team’s first outing on Friday included  solar street lights on Edun, Isale Aluko, Pakata – Adeta road, Oloje – Alfayaya road, Popo-Giwa and Oloje Estate in Ilorin.

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2018 Constituency projects: ICPC team happy with even distribution of FG’s projects in Abia North

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), constituency projects tracking team verifying 2018 constituency projects in Abia North Senatorial District has expressed satisfaction with the “even distribution of Federal Government’s projects in the area.”

The team, in conjunction with the Foundation for Environmental Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), and ActionAid Abuja, stated this in a joint statement issued to newsmen in Umuahia on Sunday at the end of the Constituency Projects Tracking Phase II.

The statement was jointly signed by Mr Steven Obi, ICPC Owerri Zonal Office, Mr

Ukeme Jacob, Action Aid, Abuja, and Nelson Nwafor, Executive Director, FENRAD.

The team stated that it was impressed with the performance of the budget in project execution in the five local government areas that make up the district.

It extolled Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, who represented the zone in the 8th Senate, “for ensuring diligent execution of constituency projects and empowerment of his constituents”.

It observed that constituency projects attracted by Ohuabunwa, along with his empowerment programmes, during his tenure in the Senate “made tremendous impact on his people”.

It explained that the essence of the verification “is to ensure that lawmakers do not divert funds meant for constituency projects captured in the budget”.

According to the statement, the essence of the exercise is to evaluate the projects and track their impact on the constituents.

The team further noted that its interaction with some of the beneficiaries of Ohuabunwa’s empowerment scheme showed that “they have become self-reliant”.

It, therefore, commended the former lawmaker for ensuring that his constituency benefitted from different federal government’s poverty alleviation schemes.

“The exercise is in line with ICPC’s requirements and represents our position on open governance and accountability,” the team further stated.

According to the statement, the team has undertaken an enumeration of the empowerment items, which include 17 vehicles, 15 motorcycles, 15 tricycles, 310 sewing machines and 357 generating sets.

Others are 285 grinding machines, 285 hair drying machines, 5000 day-old chicks, 5000 gas cylinders, among others items distributed to the people of the area.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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ICPC tracks N3bn worth projects in 2 Kebbi senatorial districts 

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Constituency Project Tracking Group (CPTG) says it has tracked projects worth N3 billion out of the N3.5 billion expected to be tracked by the group in Kebbi.

The CPTG Team Leader, Mr Akibu Garba, disclosed this in Birnin Kebbi on Friday after visiting various constituency projects in the state’s central senatorial district.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team visited Shanga,Yelwa, Danko/Wasagu, Sakaba, Aleiro, Jega, Birnin Kebbi local government areas in Kebbi South and Kebbi Central Senatorial districts.

The first phase of the projects tracking was conducted in 12 states of the federation in 2019 and was concluded with 16 states earmarked for the second phase, including Kebbi.

Other states covered in the second phase of the tracking are Cross River, Taraba, Ekiti, Ogun, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kwara, Jigawa, Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Niger, Rivers, Oyo, and Kaduna.

The projects are those sponsored by federal lawmakers but funded by the Federal Government in the various constituencies of the lawmakers.

Garba said the exercise was to ascertain how contracts for projects awarded were executed in various communities across the state.

He said that Kebbi was among the 16 states earmarked for the second phase of the exercise, which would cover Water Resources, Agriculture, Health, Power and Education sectors.

The team leader, who is also the Assistant Chief Education Officer, ICPC, Sokoto Zonal Office, added that the group would also track contracting companies for statutory regulatory compliance.

“This includes tax obligation and the value and impact of the projects for the various communities, where they are established.”

The Investigation Officer in the team, Malam Sa’idu Yahaya, said that “the exercise focused on fraudulent procurement practices in the award of contracts for constituency and executive projects.

“Our other objectives are to make recoveries on projects or contracts confirmed to have been inflated or in which contractors under-performed or did not perform at all; and track contracting companies for statutory compliance.

“So far, we have been able to do what is expected of us in those areas we visited and we are filing our reports to the commission for further directives to the contracting firms on statutory compliance,” he said.

He said the group had visited Kebbi South and Kebbi Central Senatorial Districts and located most of the projects that were carried out and those about to be completed.

“We are now waiting for specification on projects to be tracked in Kebbi North Senatorial District,” he said.

According to him, the committee was set up to monitor and track the performance of constituency projects and value work done.

He added that the committee was to also identify the contractual sum and contractors, unearth payments made, identify the status and persons behind the projects.

The officer said the exercise was conducted in collaboration with Nigerian Institute of Quality Surveyors (NIQS), NGOs and the media. .

Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)

 

 

 

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 ICPC verifies intervention projects in Ebonyi attracted by Sen. Sam Egwu

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Abakaliki, July 9, 2020 (NAN) The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), says tracking of projects executed by lawmakers is to ensure transparency in the execution of the projects.

The Head Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Group (CEPTG), Mr Tanko Abdullahi, disclosed this on Thursday in Abakaliki.

 

He led a team to Ebonyi to inspect  completed Zonal Intervention Projects, (ZIP), attracted by Sen. Sam Egwu{PDP-Ebonyi North}.

The News Agency of Nigeria {NAN), reports that the team visited Abakaliki, Ohaukwu, Ebonyi and Izzi local government areas .

Abdullahi disclosed that beneficiaries for 2017 was 70 while 2018 was 76.

Abdullahi said tracking the beneficiaries who had completed ICT training and empowerment programmes was to ensure transparency.

The team leader while encouraging and educating the beneficiaries of the completed ZIP, maintained that the exercise was a brain child of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the ICPC.

“Beneficiaries for 2017 numbered 70 while that of 2018 is 76,” Abdullahi said.

He further stated that the ZIP is a constituency project recommended by legislators at federal and state levels.

Mr Anayo Ajah, beneficiary from Abakaliki LGA, while expressing satisfaction over successes made so far, told the team that knowledge acquired made him ambassador of ICT.

Ajah said he was empowered with laptop and had made progress while using it for job recruitment online, audio and video technology.

He commended the Federal Government and Sen. Egwu for the life changing programme.

“I bought a motorcycle while making use of the laptop and skills I acquired.

“My gratitude goes to all that has played a significant role in our lives and also to the commission who is making sure the items and training are carried out,” Ajah said.

Mrs Mary Okpete, beneficiary from Ebonyi LGA, told the tracking team that she was trained on ICT and empowered with a laptop to enable her become self employed and employer of labour.

“The training lasted for three days and I have been able to make progress with the laptop and skills for N-Power online programme,”Okpete said.

Mr Emmanuel Agbo, beneficiary from Ohaukwu LGA, commended the Federal Government for the significant and positive impact of the capacity building and empowerment of the beneficiaries.

Agbo also applauded the legislator representing the zone for attracting and exposing his constituents to ICT skills.

“I am a professional photographer. I attended the programme to enable me do more in the profession. I print video and edit pictures myself, instead of going to a photo studio,” Agbo said.

Another participant, Mr Abel Nwebonyi, said that the programme had given him an opportunity to enhance his skills. (NAN)

Edited By: Obike Ukoh (NAN)

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ICPC begins constituency projects tracking in Nasarawa, says official

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Lafia, July 9, 2020. (NAN) The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has begun the second phase of its Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking in Nasarawa state.

Mr Bako Titus, ICPC Team Leader of the Constituency and Executive Tracking Group in Charge of Benue and Nasarawa State confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia on Thursday.

He said the exercise was to ascertain how contracts for projects awarded are executed in various communities across the state.

NAN reports that the first phase of the exercise was conducted in 12 states of the Federation in 2019 and was concluded with 16 states earmarked for the second phase.

The projects are projects sponsored by federal lawmakers but funded by the Federal Government in the various constituencies of the lawmakers.

Titus said Nasarawa state was among the 16 states earmarked for the second phase of the exercise which would cover Water Resources, Agriculture, Health, Power and Education sectors.

He said it would also focus on investigating fraudulent procurement practices in the award of contracts for constituency and executive projects.

“Our other objectives are to make recoveries on projects or contracts confirmed to have been inflated or in which contractors under-performed or did not perform at all; and track contracting companies for all statutory compliance,” he said.

He said so far, the group had visited Karu/Keffi/Kokona Federal Constituency and found most of the projects that were carried out and about to be completed.

He said in three sites the contractors handling the projects have been contacted to return to site to complete their work.

“We started the tracking on June 25 from Karu/Keffi/Kokona Federal Constituency and we tracked a substantial number of projects in the communities in this constituency and our tracking revealed that projects were executed except for three projects.

“Therefore, we have ordered the contractors to go back to the three sites of the projects to execute to standard those projects,” he said.

Titus said the team on completion of its tracking in Nasarawa West Senatorial Zone would move to Nasarawa South Senatorial Zone and commence tracking in Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency with major focus on water and power projects.

“Nasarawa South is our next target and I want to assure you that ICPC is not alone in this project. The project is supported by Action Aid and funded by Department For International Development (DFID).

“Also, the project tracking is been carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)Media, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and other stakeholders,” he said.

He added that the tracking exercise was not aimed at witch-hunting- any contractor or politician but to ensure projects funded by the Federal Government for the benefit of Nigerians were completed for the use and benefit of those the projects were meant for.

He appealed to communities to own projects sited in their domain and make good use of them and not to withhold information if projects sited in their domain were not completed.

“I want to appeal to communities not to withhold information and not be afraid of approaching us. Also communities should take ownership of their projects.

“The Federal Government will not come twice and waste on money on projects it has already released money for as sponsored by lawmakers. So they should maintain and provide security for those projects. That is our appeal,” he said.

NAN reports that other states covered in the second phase of the tracking are Cross River, Taraba, Ekiti, Ogun, Gombe, Kebbi, Kwara, Jigawa, Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Niger, Rivers, Oyo, and Kaduna. (NAN)

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ICPC cautions contractors over poor execution of constituency projects

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has cautioned contractors against poor execution of constituency projects cited in communities for the benefit of the people.

Mr Laban Rakum, the Superintendent, ICPC Bauchi Office, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Kalarin community, Kaltungo Local Government Area of Gombe state.

Rakum stated that the warning became imperative in view of the observations made from the inspection tour of constituency projects across Gombe state, where some defects were noticed with projects execution by contractors.

”We have observed a contractor that did poorly on site. For the contractors who have done poorly, we are together with a team of quantity surveyors and they are taking note of all the defects.

”We are also conscious of all  issues that has to do with the technicalities and as soon as they are through with their report, we are going to call on the contractors and we are going to straighten our records.

”Sometimes, it will require the contractors coming back to site to complete those things that were omitted in the design and sometimes, we also recover the funds for the missing part of the project,” he said.

According to him, ICPC is bent on following up every constituency project, to be able to track all projects, while sensitising communities on how to monitor and report when they noticed shoddy jobs.

The ICPC official stated that the commission had mandate to blacklist contractors based on their poor performance on the field.

”When we see a repeated shoddy job, we can make recommendations to agencies and blacklist that contractor.

”For this particular job, it is going to be dependent on the outcome from investigation,’’ he said.

He added that it was no longer going to be business as usual for contractors handling constituency projects.

Rakum, who is also the team lead for the Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Group (CEPTG) for Gombe state, said they were also sensitising the communities to take ownership of the projects, to ensure their sustainability.

Malam Yunusa Adamu, a farmer from Kalarin community in Kaltungo LGA, said he was happy about the project coming to his community, but expressed dissatisfaction with the low quality of the job done.

”The infrastructures are not there, chairs and other facilities were not supplied and there was no sign board to tell us about the projects, when the classroom was being constructed.

”This is a constituency project. It is my money and our money, so we expect the best for our money and not this. That is  why the ICPC should help us to ensure the right thing is done,” he pleaded.

Adamu insisted that the project contractors and sponsors, should be summoned to correct the defects observed, noting that this is part of corruption and if it is not up to specification, then corruption had set in.

He commended the Federal Government, the ICPC, ActionAid International and all the CSOs for their collaborative efforts in this regard.

”We as a people deserve your best in this country,” he said.

NAN reports that the ICPC inspected a total of 20 units of two classroom blocks and 22 units of three blocks of classroom projects in Akko, Shongom, Kaltungo and Yamaltu/Deba LGAs of the state.

The total cost of the projects is put at N578 million.

Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

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ICPC orders immediate reconstruction of constituency project in Kwara

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has ordered a contractor to reconstruct a poorly executed consituency road project in Kwara.

The commission directed the contractor handling rehabilitation of Igbaja-Idofin Constituency Road Project in Kwara South Senatorial District to reconstruct the culvert providing access road to Bale area within one week.

The ICPC Team Leader on Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG) in Kwara, Mr Aminu Bala, gave the order on Tuesday during the project tracking tour of constituency projects.

Bala, who gave the directive while inspecting the level of work done on the Offa-Ojoku access road and the Igbaja-Idofin road rehabilitation projects, warned that ICPC would not compromise shoddy jobs.

“We will not allow this, this is public funds, we will take necessary action,” he said.

The ICPC official also asked the various communities in which those projects were sited to take ownership by ensuring that such projects were well protected.

The team also on Tuesday tracked solar borehole projects constructed in Kuntu, Ibagun community and Oju-Ekun/Sarumi Agbade.

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ICPC urges communities to monitor, own projects for efficiency, development

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors have urged communities to own up projects executed in their areas.

The Head Constituency and Executive Project Tracking Group (CEPTG), Mr Tanko Abdullahi, made the call during project tracking of rural road at Amuro in Afikpo-North Local Government Area of the state.

Abdullahi said it was important for people to monitor projects situated in their areas to encourage competence, development and prevent substandard ventures.

According to him, the Commission created various enlightement activities to inform the public on its fight against corruption, acts that amount to wrong doing and to get them to be part of the crusade.

He called on town unions, traditional rulers, women, youth leaders and individuals, among other groups to show interest in taking responsibilities of the project.

The head further gave complaints platforms of the ICPC, if suspicious fraudulent act in the execution was discovered.

Abdullahi urged them to make use of the ICPC dissatisfaction toll-free telephone lines on 08031230280-2, 07056990190-1, email [email protected] and social media platforms, icpcnigeria1, icpc_pe.

“Once a project is awarded, communities should own the project by monitoring its execution to ensure quality work is done and not abandoned.

“They should help protect the projects from thieves and vandals so that money spent is not wasted, thus would pose the community to suffer the need.

“The projects is for the benefit of your community, therefore, do everything you can to ensure your community is not deprived of its use or benefit,” Abdullahi said.

The Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Ebonyi Chapter, Mr Ogbonna Ndubuisi, maintained that bill of quantity was key in tracking projects execution.

Ndubuisi said its application during an exercise would help to track worths, specifications and standards of project to be executed.

He described the bill as a document that encompassed work to be done and cost attached.

“It is used during tracking and also for evaluation,” Ndubuisi said.

Dr Kelechukwu Okezie, the Director, Neighborhood Environmental Watch Foundation and member of the tracking team, said that more enlightement programme would enable the general public to understand activities of the team.

He said that such responsibility by communities was key in fighting corruption through constituency and execution projects tracking.

“When projects are sited in a community, it is expected that they own up the project by monitoring,” Okezie said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team embarked on tracking construction of a supposed 700 meters rural access road in the community but 600 meters was executed.

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ICPC, surveyors lauds executive, constituency projects implementation in Ebonyi

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the  Nigeria Institute of Quantity Surveyors have expressed satisfaction with implementation of ongoing constituency and executive projects in Ebonyi.

Mr Tanko Abdullahi, ICPC Head Constituency and Executive Project Tracking Group (CEPTG), made this known on Tuesday, during the ongoing tracking of constituency and Executive Projects in the state.

Abdullahi expressed satisfaction after the surveyors certified the completion of a diagnostic centre and a modular threat in Ebunuwana, Afikpo-South Local Government area.

According to him, all equipment for both projects have been procured but yet to be installed.

He disclosed that members of the team would still inspect installation of the equipment at the final stage of tracking in the area.

“Having gotten to this stage of the exercise, it does not mean that we have stopped.

“Rather the next stage of inspection continues, once we get information about the installation of equipments from members of the community who are the end users,” Abdullahi said.

The Chairmen of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS), Ebonyi and Enugu Chapters, Ogbonna Ndubuisi and Ben Igweonyia, in their separate interviews, said that both construction work were well executed.

“We are here to move the country forward by ensuring that executed projects are accounted for.

“Our services are more of a pro bono job and also our duty to promote accountability.

“The projects are relatively done, though the equipment are yet to be installed,” they noted.

The Director, Neighborhood Environmental Foundation a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) and member of the team, Dr Kelechukwu Okezie commended the initiative of ICPC chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye.

Okezie described the exercise as a welcome development capable of preventing execution of substandard ventures and also stimulate people into delivering good jobs.

“Once a project is sited in any community, the people are expected to own up the venture, monitor and ensure they report appropriately to the commission or other concern agencies when a defect is noticed.

“This is the best way to fight corruption which will involve everyone in the crusade, especially at the community level where projects are sited for development purposes.

“We will continue to create awareness to ensure communities are mobilized and right thing are done,”Okezie said.

Also, President of Needy Evangelistic Ministry, Ebonyi, an NGO and member of the team, Comrade, Chinenye Ofia said that the project would attract people from all parts of the country to the community.

“As a partner, we will make sure correct assessment of projects are done and if people are not prepared in ensuring that government gets value in the execution of public projects for the benefits of the society, we will expose them,” Ofia said.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Alex-Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Abakaliki, Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba said that an abandoned project had not been recorded since his assumption of office.

“The two projects are for the benefits of both medical students and host community.

“I want to assure that, if parameter for standard is the efficient use of resource, FUNAI will come first in the country,” Nwajiuba said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commission has launched second phase of the exercise, conducted at Ebunwana, Afikpo-South where it tracked projects performance.

NAN also reports that the project tracking was done in collaboration with the NIQS Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)Media among other stakeholders.

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ICPC orders relocation of solar street lights from private residents in Ilorin

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has ordered the relocation of solar street lights from private residents in Ilorin, Kwara.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ICPC uncovered the sighting of solar street lights in private residents of some highly placed individuals in Ilorin.

NAN reports that ICPC is tracking over 250 projects worth N4.1 billion in its second phase of constituency and executive projects executed between 2015 and 2019 across the state.

Aminu Bala, the Team Leader of the constituency projects tracking operatives of ICPC told newsmen on Monday that the anomalies were discovered in the highbrow Agric Settlement along Old Jebba Road and Oloje Federal Housing Estate, Ilorin.

The solar street lights, according to the ICPC tracking operatives are meant to be installed in communities for public use and not in private residents of influential individuals.

Bala said the team however ordered the immediate relocation of the facilities or payment of such by those concerned individuals.

He said failure of which the contractors would be held responsible while the owner of the residences would be prosecuted.

”We also uncovered the shortfall in the numbers of street lights installed in some areas against the actual numbers which were budgeted for in the contract.

”We also decried lack of billboards at the project sites to indicate the project being executed,” said.

NAN reports that the operatives are tracking a total number of 1,500 solar street lights among other projects across the three senatorial districts as part of the constituency projects.

The tracking is handled in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Survivors (NIQS), Civil Society Organisations, the Media, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and other stakeholders.

The exercise, which commenced on June 23, is taking place simultaneously in 16 states of the federation.

The states are Cross River, Taraba, Ekiti, Ogun, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Jigawa, Abia, Delta, Ebonyi, Niger, Rivers, Oyo and Kaduna.

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