*As Fayemi advises on how to succeed in anti-corruption fight
About 40 official vehicles belonging to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources have been recovered from former and present staff of the ministry by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC).
Mr. Abbia Udofia, who represented the ICPC Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, at the International Anti-Corruption Day celebrations in Abuja, made the revelation during a panel discussion on “Reducing Impunity: Recovery of Proceeds of Crime for Sustainable Development.”
He said 16 of the officers had on retirement gone home with 27 vehicles attached to their offices, while another who was still in active service commandeered 13 for himself.
Udofia said the vehicles had been recovered while the suspects had been arrested and would be charged to court soon.
Also speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said that for Nigeria to succeed in the fight against corruption, the citizens must make transparency and accountability the way of doing business.