The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practice and Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that the commission will not relent in its effort to fight corruption to the barest minimum, calling on state governments to support the commission to achieve its mandate.
Owasanoye stated this during the official commissioning of the ultra-modern prototype office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on Thursday.
According to him, despite the challenges, the commission is making progress in the fight against corruption, noting that much progress has been achieved.
While appealing to state governments for cooperation and support, the ICPC Chairman expressed gratitude to the Kogi State Government for graciously approving the land in which the new edifice was erected to enable the commission to improve in the fight against corruption in the state.
He explained that ICPC was obliged to have offices in the 36 states of the federation, including Abuja, stressing that this was in a bid to ensure that the staff of the commission operate in a conducive environment for better performances.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, who was represented by the State Secretary to the Government, Dr Folashade Arike, expressed gratitude to the ICPC Chairman for putting up a befitting edifice in Kogi, stressing that the state government will always partner with the commission to achieve its mandate.
Senator Lekan Balogun, who represented the Chairman Senate Committee on Anti-corruption, Senator Abdul Suleiman Kwari, lauded the state government for supporting the ICPC.
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