Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ICPC to probe alleged diversions of COVID-19 palliatives, CCT funds


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The Independent Corrupt and other related Practices Commission, ICPC, has disclosed that machinery is in place to investigate any infractions in the ongoing distribution of Coronavirus palliatives and Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, to Nigerian across the country.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that many Nigerians had alleged infractions in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives and the CCT funds being coordinated by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development under the leadership Minister Sadiya Umar-Farouq.

Reacting on its Twitter handle on Tuesday, the ICPC called on Nigerians to report any form of corrupt practices noticed during the distribution of palliatives and the CCT funds across the country.

The statement said: “ICPC calls on the general public to report any form of corrupt practices in the on-going distribution of palliatives for the COVID 19, especially the Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT).

“Note that the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management & Social Development have not authorised any form of deductions in the CCT.

“Alleged infractions in the implementation of the COVID 19 intervention will be investigated and prosecuted where necessary. Report all corrupt acts to ICPC on this Toll -free line: 0800 – 2255 – 4272 or email [email protected]

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