Corruption risk very high at Presidency, Supreme Court, ICPC warns Nigerians

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The ICPC has designated the Presidency and Supreme Court as “high corruption risk” institutions.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned Nigerians to be wary of the Presidency and Supreme Court, recently identified and designated high corruption risk agencies under President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime.

Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, National Boundary Commission and National Population Commission, agencies directly under the Presidency, are on the list of the country’s corruption watchdog’s ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) with high corruption risk.

The ICPC disclosed that 52 MDAs were classified as having ‘High Corruption Risk (HCR)’ following their failure to answer an Ethics and Integrity (EICS) enquiry filed in 2022.

“Fifty-two MDAs declined to respond to the Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS) deployed in 2022 by ICPC,” ICPC tweeted Friday morning. “They were classified as ‘High Corruption Risk’ (HCR) and are flagged for the attention of the public and for further inquiries and actions. #transparency #compliance.”

Other government institutions on the list are the Court of Appeal, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Federal Civil Service Commission, etc. in June published several reports detailing the grievances of Supreme Court justices against the leadership of the then-Chief Justice of Nigeria, Muhammad Tanko, who tendered his resignation shortly after the revolt against him.

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