The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is conducting an investigation into the House of Representatives committee tasked with probing alleged job racketeering by various ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).
This decision follows the receipt of petitions against the committee and allegations of bribery involving its members.
In a statement released on Friday evening, the anti-corruption agency confirmed that it has initiated an inquiry into the matter.
The statement reads, “The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into petitions received from Premium Times and Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc Committee on the Investigation of Job Racketeering and Gross Mismanagement in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), over bribery allegations against the probe panel.”
This development comes after the committee announced several weeks ago that it had received petitions related to alleged job racketeering involving 39 MDAs and other violations.
Chairman Yusuf Adamu Gagdi reaffirmed the committee’s commitment to engaging with over 600 MDAs to investigate any wrongdoings within the country’s civil service.