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ICPC under fire over digital switchover allegation



ICPC under fire over digital switchover allegation

An alliance of common society associations has charged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, of ineptitude and participating in media preliminary and modest coercion in an offer “to blackmail cash from agents” following its case that Pinnacle Communication Ltd provided inadequate hardware/restored materials for the Digital Switch Over, DSO, subsequent to being paid N2.5 billion seed concede.

The alliance talked following the counter join organization’s contribution of Pinnacle Communication in the fizzled departure of DSO destinations chipped away at by ITS in Ilorin, Oshogbo, Enugu and Jos.

The Competent Government for Accountability, CGACT President, Comrade Omoba Micheal, Deputy President Urhobo of the South Youth Mission, SSYPM, Amb. Omoba Micheal and the Executive Director of Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative, BBLLI, Comrade Omaga E. Daniel, in a joint proclamation, clarified that Pinnacle Communication just took a shot at the Kaduna site which was charged by Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed 25 December, 2017 after the national dispatch of the DSO by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on 22 December, 2016 utilizing Pinnacle offices in Mpape, Abuja.

Focusing on that there were no issues with the two locales Pinnacle Communication took a shot at, the alliance clarified that the N2.5 billion was installment for an occupation very much done and dispatched by the Nigerian government as the installment came a half year after Pinnacle had executed their piece of the activity 100 percent.

While blaming ICPC’s charge that the N2.5 billion seed give was illicitly paid to Pinnacle Communication, the CSOs said the White Paper stipulated that the NBC should do everything workable for ITS and Pinnacle to have a dimension play area since “ITS as of now has 157 telecom establishments crosswise over Nigeria by means of NTA. Giving ITS N1.77 billion naira while zenith who has zero communicated establishments from NTA was all the while giving 2.5 billion naira both in dollar proportional is certainly not a reasonable arrangement. What’s more, this are a portion of the irregularities that made zenith Communication to sue NBC to court”.

“That in the wake of paying the total of 650 million naira to the Federal Government as authorizing charge so they can qualify as second sign wholesaler still they are not getting all the fundamental help from NBC. So where is the lawlessness coming from as indicated by ICPC?

“Zenith Communication Ltd has met its commitments and if ICPC has done its examinations completely they would have known this as opposed to squandering their time and citizens cash endeavoring to discolor the picture of an association and that of the administrator who ought to be praised for work very much done”.

The CSOs, while encouraging the counter join commission to limit its media authorities from deceiving the general population so as not to discolor the picture of good natured Nigerians in the private segment, required an absolute upgrade of the ICPC, which they said goofed amid the questioning procedure in court by one of the commission’s own observers, Mr Charles Adama that what truly grabbed ICPC’s eye towards the Pinnacle manager was his altruistic exercises.


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