The Commissioner, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Barr Amedu Sule of Enugu State, says anti-corruption campaigns of the commission has reduced the loss of public funds through phony projects.
Barr Sule made this known during the grand finale of activities in Enugu, marking the 20th anniversary of the commission on Tuesday.
According to him, the commission’s project tracking and monitoring programme is one of the landmark achievements the ICPC has recorded within the last 20 years and a legacy it will leave for posterity.
He said that the commission through its systems study mandate was set to monitor Ministries, Departments and Agencies that were likely to be involved in corruption in the public service.
The commissioner said that through the oversight activities of the commission, the usual practice of inflating the cost of public projects was becoming a thing of the past.
He also said that within the last 20 years the enforcement and public enlightenment mandates of the commission had been part of the success story of the ICPC.
“The ICPC has achieved so much that the world is emulating and we have cause to thank God for leading us this far,” Sule said.
Series of events that were outlined to mark the 20th anniversary of the ICPC were brought to an end during the event.