ICPC begins tracking of N2.1bn constituency projects in Katsina
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced the tracking of 72 constituency and executive projects in Katsina State.
It was reported that the projects were claimed to had gulped about N2.1 billion.
Assistant Chief Superintendent (ACS) Buhari Bello made this known in an interview with NAN on Wednesday in Katsina.
According to him, the commission is tracking the 72 constituency projects worth N2,100,888,628.37 across the three senatorial districts in the state.
He added that the exercise, which is going on in 17 states, is under phase three.
It would check how well money allocated by the government to critical sectors are utilised, he said.
“The Commission is focusing on education, health, agriculture, water resources, power, roads and also empowerment.
“The first phase of the exercise was held in 2019 in 12 states and the FCT, while the second was in 2020 across 16 states,” the official disclosed.
“The previous phases led to the recovery of assets worth billions of Naira to the government, return of equipment to communities for whom they were meant.
“Also, about 300 contractors returned to sites and completed hitherto shoddily done or abandoned projects.
“The exercise led to the revelation that some projects were excellently and completely executed,” Bello explained.