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Anti-Corruption: ICPC Trains Kano Journalists On Effective Reportage

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has conducted training for Journalists in Kano State to improve their capacity to report effectively on the commission’s activities and programs.

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In his remarks, Barrister Ibrahim Garba Kagara, the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner for ICPC overseeing Kano and Jigawa, highlighted the goal of fostering collaboration between ICPC and Journalists in Kano.

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He emphasized the crucial role journalists play in uncovering corrupt practices, underscoring the importance of their contributions to society.

Kagara stated that the Commission is dedicated to combating corruption relentlessly and emphasized the significant outcomes achieved thus far through partnerships with various stakeholders, including sister agencies, traditional and religious leaders, civil society organizations (CSOs), NGOs, and the media.

The ICPC Resident Commissioner reported that between 2019 and 2022, the Commission has successfully recovered assets valued at over N450.9 Billion.

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He highlighted the introduction of new initiatives during the period to enhance the agency’s operations, including the Public Service Integrity Award, Constituency and Executive Projects Tracking Initiative, Illicit Financial Flows Monitoring, and efforts to combat tax fraud.

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Furthermore, Barrister Kagara noted that the Commission has made significant improvements in infrastructure development. These enhancements according to him, include optimizing forensic investigation facilities, upgrading interview rooms, constructing a new detention facility, and establishing six additional state offices, among other advancements.

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