…….. Over 50 Schools Benefitted from the Distribution of Recovered Items
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has stated that it has recovered about fifteen million naira Naira cash in money and other electronic appliances from past and present lawmaker and executive members in Kwara Central Senatorial District of the state in the last few months of its “operation track the constituency project”.
The team leader of the of the group in Kwara State, Mr. Aminu Bala stated this on Monday while addressing newsmen during the distribution of recovered items to secondary schools across the four local government areas that make up the Kwara Central Senatorial District that his team has been investigating five months. Me. Aminu noted that the aim of tracking lawmakers’ and executive projects is to endure accountability on the part of lawmakers, for communities to take ownership of various constituency and executive projects in their domain.
Mr. Aminu also informed the newsmen that his team’s focus was to enlighten the communities on how to question the value and quality of constituency projects and take part in its execution.
Mr. Aminu stressed further that his team had been able to track over two hundred and forty constituency projects across the four local government areas of Kwara Central Senatorial District.
While highlighting some of the recovered items, he opined that through intelligence gathering and investigation, his team has recovered about two thousand six hundred and seventy-seven students’ desks, sixteen generator sets, and 57 HP all in one and Xenos all in one desktop computers. He also said about fifty-one contractors had been ordered back to the site to go and correct abnormalities in the projects they executed.
Mr. Aminu however informed men of pen pushers that the aim of tracking constituency and executive projects has been yielding targeted results as witnessed in various ongoing projects which have been earlier abandoned but he stated that the majority of them are closed to completion stage following proper monitoring by his team.
About fifty secondary schools benefitted from the recovered items as distributed by the ICPC team with each going home with an average of three desktop computers and a generator set. Also, some education secretaries also benefitted from the distribution as the ICPC team gave them a desktop computer and generating set for each of them.
One of the Principals of the secondary school that benefitted from the distribution that took place at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, General area, Ilorin, Mr. Yusuf Abdullahi of the Junior Secondary School Oke-Ose, Ilorin East Local Government appreciated the ICPC team for their of benevolence and promised that his school will make optimum use of the desktop computers. Mr. Abdullahi stated that with desktop computers, his students’ learning capacity will be boosted as they will now practical aspect of computer studies.
Also speaking at the event, Education Secretary for Kwara Central Senatorial District, Mr. Ibrahim Saka appreciated the ICPC team for the good gesture extended to the schools under his monitoring saying the items will go a long way to ameliorate the suffering been faced by the students when it comes to learning computer studies. He however promised to carry out proper monitoring of all materials distributed to schools for effective usage and maintenance.
The breakdown of the schools that benefitted from the distribution shows that 22 schools benefited from Ilorin-East Local Government Area, 25 schools benefited from Ilorin-South, 23 schools from Asa Local Government Area while 33 schools benefited from Ilorin-West local government area.