National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps, NAVC

                                                                   PUBLIC NOTICE

The ICPC wishes to remind the general public that following the recent rebranding of the NAVC, all structures in all States of the country had been dissolved. All applicants including former members and officials are to fill new enrolment forms for consideration.

Meanwhile, enrolment of citizens into the corps is ongoing, interested persons can download the enrolment form together with the referees form through the link (join NAVC) at the bottom of this page.The enrolment form is FREE. Please report any person selling the form to the nearest ICPC Office.

New officials for Local Government and State Offices will be elected in conformity with the new operational guidelines after the vetting of prospective members.  Other Training manuals can also be downloaded from the website.

Prospective volunteers should note that the NAVC will NEVER evolve into Law Enforcement Agency as being peddled by some persons out to exploit citizens.

Uniforms:

In view of the abuse of uniforms, it should be noted that no uniforms will be used by the re-branded NAVC.  Accordingly, the use of the old uniforms, T-Shirts etc is hereby prohibited.

For further enquiries, please contact the National Coordinator NAVC through the following channel – navc@icpc.gov.ng

Signed

Management

                                                                           BACKGROUND

The National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC) was established in 2008 by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to provide an avenue for Nigerians to get involved personally and actively in the campaign against corruption. It is aimed at mobilizing citizens at the grassroots and sensitizing them on the devastating effects of corruption on the well being of Nigerians and the development of the country.

Since its establishment in 2008, the Corps has been inaugurated in most states of the federation, with each chapter headed by a Coordinator. All state chapters are under the supervision of the National Coordinator at the ICPC Headquarters.

The Corps has witnessed a large turn out of registered volunteers most of them carrying out their responsibilities with commitment and dedication. The NAVC has been particularly active in the South East where thousands of citizens enlisted into the Corps. In 2010, a one million man march was organized by the Corps in Owerri, Imo State with the state Governor Ikedi Ohakim and ICPC Chairman Justice Emmanuel Ayoola in attendance. Members of a delegation from the Kenyan anti-corruption Commission on a study tour of the ICPC were invited to witness the one million man march in the Imo State capital.

As the NAVC gained popularity  across the country, it  attracted different types of volunteers,  some of them with  dubious intentions. Some of the state Coordinators had became high-handed in their activities while some were  consumed by the same, ill they were supposed to fight  -corruption.  Struggle  for  control of leadership of the Corps broke out in some states notably Imo, Abia and Ondo states.

Some state Coordinators even resorted to arrest and interrogation of citizens, while some even set up detention centers!  It was becoming  obvious that some Coordinators had clearly gone beyond their mandate. It got so bad that  the Commission arraigned some Coordinators  and members to court for corrupt practices.

And so in 2014, the  Chairman of the Commission Ekpo Nta ordered for the suspension of activities of the NAVC nationwide. This was aimed at restoring the ideals and noble objectives of the Corps and maintaining the integrity of the Commission. To ensure more transparency and accountability  in the activities of the Corps , the Commission has produced operational Guidelines and Training Manuals for  prospective volunteers. One of the new provisions stipulates that all volunteers must be gainfully employed citizens and must be sponsored by referees who must be law enforcement officers, senior civil servants, lecturers or professionals of  similar standing.

It is hoped that the new operational guidelines and training manuals would attract committed people of integrity who have the intent of Nigeria at heart.

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