The Acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar, has called on Nigerian students to be bold enough to take ownership of the fight against corruption in order to secure their future and that of the country.
Dr. Abubakar who was represented by Mr.Gad N Bako Head of Administration Department ICPC, made the charge during an academic excursion by students of the Department of Accounting, University of Maiduguri, to the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, recently.
The Ag.Chairman said that it was important to have students join the fight against corruption because they are a major stakeholders in the war against corruption adding that the future of the country can be guaranteed if Nigerian youths act responsibly and with integrity.
He noted that as prevention was the best approach to the corruption fight, it was a good idea to have the accounting students, learn how they can prevent corrupt acts from being carried out.
Also speaking at the event, on the topic “ About ICPC”, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua of the Education Department, reiterated Dr. Abubakar’s charge for students to stand up for the future by taking a stand against corruption.
She urged them to imbibe strong moral values, promote integrity and shun corruption saying that if they did, Nigeria would be greater.
The students were led by Drs. Fatima Tahir and Nathan C. Amadi, both Staff Advisers who received various Information Education and Communication materials about ICPC on behalf of the students.