Corruption and Underdevelopment

ICPC hosts 8th RoLAC’s stakeholders focal points meeting


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has hosted the 8th Stakeholders Focal Point meeting on the sustainability of the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) programmes.

This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Commission, Mrs Azuka Ogugua in a statement on Saturday RoLAC Programmes are funded by the European Union (EU) and were launched in 2017 to enhance good governance in Nigeria by strengthening the rule of law, curbing corruption and reducing impunity.

According to Ogugua, RoLAC Component Manager, Emmanuel Uche, while speaking during the event noted that the meeting was called for participants to exchange ideas on what everyone was doing in the entire programme’s objectives.

Uche said, “The value of the meeting is that it helps to improve collaboration and cooperation which is one of the key elements and key goals of the RoLAC project itself.

“This is the 8th of those meetings. The last time we met, we had some little concern as to the need to take a quick look back and see how well the whole purpose and essence of this meeting has worked out. We noticed that there had not been as much consistency particularly in the dramatis personae who represented the different institutions at those meetings.

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“There was this concern about how we have been able to manage institutional memory of what we discussed in the previous meetings, and how are we taking the knowledge of what other partners are doing to inform what our respective agencies are doing collaboratively.”


Meanwhile, the Secretary to the Commission, Professor Musa Usman Abubakar, in his welcome remarks commended the stakeholders for their tireless efforts in meeting the set objectives of the programme just as he wished them a fruitful deliberation.

The meeting was attended by representatives from Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Correctional Service, Legal Aid Council, Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and a host of other stakeholders.

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