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Let’s Integrate Innovative Technology To Combat Corruption, ICPC Boss Tells NITDA Counterpart

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, has suggested to his counterpart in the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to integrate innovative technology in the fight against corruption
The ICPC boss, who visited NITDA today, January 5, also called for the mapping areas of deployment of such technologies.
He said that the area of focus in the fight against corruption should be on technology drive, which he said, is one of the ICPC’s mandates.
“This aligns with the ICPC’s dedication to adapt and evolve in a digital landscape.
“With advancements in all sectors, adopting the best technologies in fighting and preventing corruption is crucial. Our partnership with NITDA is aimed at exploring support in digitising ICPC, enhancing transparency, accountability, and effectiveness, thereby boosting public confidence.
“Fighting corruption without technology is unthinkable at this stage. Our primary responsibilities at ICPC include preventing corruption, investigating, and prosecuting. Technology is essential for us to operate effectively.”
This was even as the NITDA’s Director-General, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, expressed readiness to assist the ICPC, sharing insights on NITDA’s Digital Transformation Playbook.
He emphasised that digital transformation is a continuous journey, highlighting the importance of building capabilities for sustainable results.
The meeting also entailed discussions on forming a joint committee, symbolising an ongoing collaboration between ICPC and NITDA. This joint effort underscores the commitment to digital transformation as a constant process, crucial for a proactive approach in the fight against corruption.

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