The Impartial Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee (ICPC) has arrange an impartial workforce to watch expenditures from the COVID-19 Particular Intervention Funds.
Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, a spokesperson for the anti-graft company, disclosed this in an announcement on Thursday.
She famous that the ICPC arrange the COVID-19 Funds Monitoring Workforce within the execution of its preventive mandate in Part 6 (b)-(d) of the Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Act, 2000.
In accordance with the fee’s spokesperson, the workforce is to forestall potential monetary abuses which will come up within the administration of the funds.
She defined that the workforce would monitor the disbursement and utilisation of the funds, donations, and different receipts mobilised in the direction of combating the outbreak of coronavirus within the nation.
Okoduwa added that the workforce would deploy the suitable technique to forestall incidences of corruption which will have a detrimental impression on the efforts of the federal government to deal successfully with the pandemic.
She burdened that the workforce’s work would complement the efforts of the Presidential Activity Power on COVID-19 on the subject of transparency and accountability within the administration of the funds.
The ICPC spokesperson warned these concerned within the administration chain of the COVID-19 response to keep away from actions that would end in any prison investigation.
“While the Commission salutes all those in the frontline of battling the outbreak and everyone facilitating the national effort behind the scene, it hereby reiterates its earlier advisory to all actors in the management chain of the COVID-19 response to steer clear of all unethical and corrupt acts that could result in criminal investigation and consequences,” the assertion mentioned.