The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has called on the federal government to champion strong conditionalities that would make corrupt public officials punished.

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ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, who spoke in Owerri, the Imo State capital at a rally commemorating the 2019 African Union Anti-corruption Day by the ICPC said that the economic negative impact of corruption on the African continent was ” glaring. ”

Represented by the Imo state chairman, Aruo Udonsi, Owasanoye said that the worst hit victims of crimes of corruption in Africa were the vulnerable “poor and marginalized individuals.”

According to him, the continent would not make meaningful headway unless issues of corruption in public offices were decisively dealt with.