The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate individuals suspected of hoarding essential commodities.
Mr Abubakar made this plea during a visit by the ICPC Commissioner responsible for Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara States, Garba Tukur-Idris, to Sokoto.
He emphasized that hoarding food items for profit, particularly during Ramadan fasting, constitutes corruption and contradicts religious teachings and legal statutes. The Sultan stressed the importance of a comprehensive and coordinated approach by the ICPC and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in combating corruption at all levels.
He pledged the full support of traditional rulers in anti-corruption efforts while cautioning against selective investigations that undermine public trust.
In response, the ICPC commissioner affirmed the agency’s commitment to fighting corruption, highlighting its role in promoting good governance and national development.
He expressed gratitude for the Sultan’s backing of the anti-corruption campaign and called for collaborative efforts to improve Nigeria’s image, attract investment, and spur economic growth.