Interior Ministry partners ICPC to tackle corruption

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By Palma Ileye

Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has stressed the urgent need to address corruption as a major threat to security also initiating a strategic partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, to tackle corruption head-on.

According to a press release issued yesterday by Ozoya Imohimi, Director, Press and Public Relations Department of the Ministry stated that the strategic partnership was initiated when Tunji-Ojo paid a courtesy visit to the ICPC Headquarters, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, top officials of the Ministry and its Agencies.

He further emphasised on the need for proactive measures to combat corruption, advocating not only for strategy on detection but also on prevention of corruption.

Recognizing the critical role of capacity building, the Minister highlighted the need for knowledge transfer in tandem with the ICPC.

In response, Chairman of the ICPC, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu acknowledged the Ministry’s vital role in Nigeria and affirmed unwavering support towards shared objectives.

He emphasised the need for the deployment of technology in anti-corruption efforts.