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ICPC clears Senator Barau Jibrin, indicts Shekarau, others

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that out of over 100 investigations carried out using heavy documents on Constituency Projects in Kano, only Senator Barau Jibrin Representing Kano North made it.


The Commission revealed that it monitored 104 constituency projects in Kano during its third phase of executive and constituency projects tracking.


The anti-graft agency in the document said 16 of the projects were poorly executed and 3 were abandoned.


Our correspondent who was part of the project’s monitoring team discovered that 79 contractors were involved in the project’s execution and nine of them have been directed to return to site due to shoddy jobs.


It was discovered that out of the federal lawmakers who sponsored the various projects, one Senator and two House of Representative members had the worst poorly executed projects which include Kano Central Senator, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Hon. Mustapha Bala Dawaki , member representing Dawakin-Kudu/Warawa Federal Constituency and Hon. Muktar Mohammed, Kura/ Madobi/ Garun Malam Federal Constituency.

‘’Incidentally, Senator Barau Jibrin had the best constituency projects executed to specification,’’ the document revealed. It was gathered that the constituency projects sponsored by the federal lawmakers include: Construction of class room blocks, Solar powered street lights and distribution of transformers.


”We need the support of the general public and the media in the monitoring of these projects, especially the on-going electricity substation in Bichi, ” according to the document. ”One of the constituency projects that is on-going is the electricity sub- station in Bichi Local Government Area and the recovery of a Ford model pick up.

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