ICPC To Provide Toll Free Lines For Information On Corruption


The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it is planning to install toll free lines for Nigerians to report corrupt cases.

Speaking in Abuja when he received a delegation of Independent Hajj Monitors (IHM) on Friday in Abuja on behalf of Mr Ekpo Nta, the chairman of the commission, Head, Public Enlightenment Department of the commission, Mr Mike Sowe, said Nigerians could use the line free to call ICPC to lodge complaints, adding that the commission would soon print posters to sensitise Nigerians to the importance of the line.

IHM is an association of Muslim journalists from different media organisations in the country who cover hajj activities.

Commending the group for its contribution to effort to sanitise hajj operation, Sowe stressed the need for intending pilgrims to behave well.

He also expressed the need for the group to work with the Immigration, Custom services and other stakeholders in the Hajj operation to sanitise the system.

The coordinator of the group, Ibrahim Muhammad, said there are anomalies in Hajj commission which the group would like to correct.

Muhammad said many people paid their hajj fares but were not given the right treatment

“We have noticed that there is no independent body to defend the right of pilgrims. We, therefore, need to create a synergy to restore sanity in the system,” he said.