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ICPC recovers N6.7m generator in Anambra

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INDEPENDENT Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered an 11KVA generator valued at about N6.7 million.

  The generator was meant for  Primary Healthcare Centre, Ohita, in Ogbaru Federal Constituency of Anambra State.

  ICPC’s spokesperson, Azuka Ogugua, stated this in a statement issued to media in Awka, yesterday.

  According to him, a total of 1,251 projects, comprising 1,024 constituencies and 227 executive projects, executed under the 2019 and 2020 appropriations had been listed for project tracking in this third phase around the country.

  Explaining that the discovery was made during the ongoing constituency and executive project tracking exercise in the state, Ogugua said that the generator was meant to supply electricity to the clinic which was inaugurated in February 2020.

  It will be recalled that operatives of the ICPC, which had earlier visited constituencies nationwide to audit projects, discovered the missing generator and directed the contractor to supply and install it. The commission also evacuated medical equipment stored in a private warehouse of Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, pending the completion of a hospital project in Okpoko, Ogbaru Federal Constituency where it was meant for.

  The equipment included hospital beds, delivery beds, side beds, wheelchairs, mattresses, pillows, sphygmomanometers, thermometers, stethoscopes all valued at about N26m.

  In Ihiala Federal Constituency, where fertiliser, agro seedlings and water pumping machines were distributed as constituency projects, ICPC confirmed that some people received the items.

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