ICPC sets to post 69 ‘Assessors’ to seaports

Clearly ignoring the angst over multiplicity of government agencies at these facilities, the anti-graft agency, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other-related offences Commission (ICPC), may be finalising moves to deploy about 69 Corruption Risk Assessors in the seaports.
These operatives are expected to checkmate fraudsters and those evading duty, according to the ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, who spoke in Abuja, when the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Dr. Joseph Odumodu, led other officials to visit him.
Nta said: “The assessors had recently concluded a course on prevention of all kinds of abuse in the conduct of official business. When fully operational, they have the mandate of tackling the menace of unbridled importation of sub-standard products into the country.

“The commission’s Director of Education will be leading that team that has been set up for that purpose.”
The ICPC boss urged SON to set manufacturing standards for foreign companies who intend to produce goods in the country, saying such standards would make it an offence for any firm, which compromise on its quality and standards.
“What we cannot export to other countries, we keep our shops wide open. The concern being raised by SON actually comes to us,” he said.

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