The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and other anti-corruption agencies in Kano has unveiled postal stamps bearing short anti-corruption messages to promote awareness among Nigerians.
The Post-Master General of the Federation, Barrister Bisi Adegbuyi who was represented by the Director, Human Resources, NIPOST, launched the postage stamp in Kano recently, said it was to further drive the anti-corruption fight to a higher height as the usage of the stamps on a daily basis cuts across all strata of society.
“We are of the firm belief that the stamps will be effective as an instrument for creative mental symbolism and a means to further mobilize popular consciousness in support of the anti-corruption war,” he explained.
The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in his remark said the fight against corruption was indispensible as no society could develop without fighting corruption among its citizenry.
“Because of the on-going fight against corruption embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian’s image abroad has tremendously improved.” said the governor.
The Chairman of ICPC Mr. Ekpo Nta, who was represented by Zonal Commissioner, North West, Mr. Shehu Yahaya, expressed the belief that the stamps would raise the consciousness of Nigerians against corruption and aid the Commission in educating the people on and against corruption as well as enlisting and fostering their support in the fight against corruption.