November 27, 2016

ICPC Recovers 103 Exotic Cars Looted By Top Government Officials (Details)

Perhaps some people may not find this mind-blowing given that Nigerians have become accustomed to hearing about outrageous looting of the nation’s treasury by public officials.

But many would appreciate that even with the falling value of Nigeria’s currency, N450m could save lives in the health sector where government hospitals in the country lack many equipment.

The quantum of money in question, if deployed in fixing the collapsed portions of the Benin/Ore Highway, could as well reduce the alarming rate of auto crashes and deaths.

However, the systemic nature of corruption in the country ensured that the money, instead of being expended on common good, was used to purchase exotic vehicles and then converted to personal properties by some top public officials.

The discovery came to light in the course of an investigation by Vanguard into the activities of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC.

The manner in which the misappropriation took place offers insight into how undermining some public officials had been to the Nigerian story. Some top officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, were discovered to be chiefly involved in the matter.

Some top officials of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, were discovered to be chiefly involved in the matter. Specifically, those affected were of the Ministries of Water Resources, Labour, Environment,Information and Health, Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, and Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P.

Findings revealed that funds set aside by the SURE-P for execution of projects were used to procure vehicles by the MDAs. 

Meanwhile, the vehicles were supposed to have been recorded as part of the properties of the MDAs in line with the procurement rules of the civil service.

But it was learnt that since the funds did not emanate from budgetary allocation, the said  MDAs, did not record the purchase of the 103 vehicles.

12 comments:

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Our country is doom because of all this wicked government officials that are hell bent in giving Nigeria a bad name..

They should be all prosecuted if found guilty.

We pray God restore our country glory in Jesus name Amen..

Chioma Ujo said...

Can you imagine???

Afoke Maleke said...

What is stoping ICPC from prosecuting the Said Government officials that are depriving the mass of thier basic amenities...

Anslem Caesar said...

Wow! See cars, abeg make them give me one.

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
No records abi? The Thief in the thief's den. From the directors to Clarks.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Good work.

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

but still no prosecution!

Mayowa said...

Polithifians

Hassan Aderemi said...

No corrupt individuals should go unpunished

Ay360 said...

Can u immagine nd we are dia shouting recession, some are looting cars, pple without conscience

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Etc all the looters visit prison for a very long time

olisayemk said...

Corrupt leaders everywhere, I wonder how they want their citizens to be.