ICPC Supports FHA’s Anti-Corruption Moves


The Independent Corrupt
Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has thrown its weight behind newly introduced measures by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) to simplify its procedures meant to block leakages that often result in corruption in its operations.
In a statement made available to The Tide, the Chairman of the anti-corruption commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta, explained that the measures to be taken include establishment of a Central Land and Property Registry (CLPR), which he said was being upgraded to the FHA Geographic Information System (PHAGIS), creation of a project monitoring and evaluation unit and the establishment of a one-stop shop in which most of the procedures will be approved.
According to the document, Nta gave the commission’s support when a delegation of FHA, led by its Managing Director, Prof Mohammed Al-Amin, paid the anti-corruption boss a visit in his office.
Nta, who was delighted that the FHA has taken the initiative to become a model agency in the anti-corruption crusade among other agencies that talk about anti-corruption, and yet do nothing to combat it, said the commission would throw its full weight behind FHA to achieve its goals.
He assured the FHA that as soon as the anti-corruption commission receives the details of the measures, they will publish it on the commission’s website to showcase FHA s a leading light in the fight against corruption.
The MD, FHA, in his speech, noted that the monetisation policy adopted by government had created challenges for new staff and those whose status improved as a result of promotion, lack of befitting accommodation adding that the FHA has designed a special housing delivery model, which will encourage workers, to acquire land in their preferred location.