The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has been recognised and presented with an award for “Diligent Investigation”.
In a statement issued Sunday, 19th December, 2021, the Commission’s spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua disclosed that the award was presented on Saturday, 18 December, at the 2021 Security and Emergency Management Awards, SAEMA, which took place at the NICON Luxury Hotels, Abuja.
TheFact Nigeria notes that the Security and Emergency Management Award is an annual event which was instituted in 2019. It is an initiative of Emergency Digest, a sister publication of PRNigeria, which is published by Image Merchants Promotions Limited, and is hosted in partnership with the Centre for Crisis Communication and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC. The award is instituted to recognize the immeasurable and invaluable contributions to the security, emergency management, peace development by individuals, groups and relevant stakeholders.
Presenting the award in Abuja, the organizers observed that the Commission abhorred media trials, even while recording great achievements.
“The ICPC’s due diligence in investigations and exposure of corrupt practices is unique. It is renowned for exposing 257 projects amounting to N20.138bn being duplicated in the 2021 budget. Its diligent investigations have also led to the recovery of 301 houses from 2 civil servants and crackdown on illegal job recruitments”, the statement said.
The convener of the event, Mallam Yushau Shuaib, CEO of Image Merchants Promotions Ltd, explained that the SAEMA award initiative recognizes military, security, intelligence, and response agencies, their management, and personnel for their invaluable contribution to the security, peace, and development of Nigeria.
“We believe that by instituting the Awards of this nature, the organizations, agencies, and individuals being honoured will further motivate others in their patriotic duties”, Shuaib said.
The ceremony, which also featured the Spokesperson’s Communications Awards, had in attendance security and emergency agencies who were recognized for various aspects of their work.