Nigerian Youths Challenged to Speak Up Against Corruption

Nigerian Youths have been urged to assist anti- graft agencies in the fight against Corruption.

The call was made by the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta, during the excursion of Nigerian Association of Management and Business Students [NUAMBS] University of Abuja chapter, to the commission recently.

ICPC Chairman represented by the Secretary to the Commission, Mr. Elvis Oglafa noted that most young people have taken to music and dance, paying little attention to other important sectors that deal with their future.

Nta said youths are the leaders of tomorrow, their contribution to the fight against corruption was paramount hence, there was need for them to take an interest in and develop themselves on corruption- related issues.

The Chairman further explained that apart from investigation and prosecution, ICPC had assisted several organizations’ to review corruption- prone processes as part of its anti-corruption campaign.

According to him, one of the problems in the anti-corruption campaign is the attitude of Nigerians. He advised the youths to imbibe the right values and avoid acts that are hazardous to their future.

He commended the association for taking the initiative to visit the Commission when others shy away.

Some heads of department in the ICPC present at the forum said in their separate remarks corruption thrives where systems do not work. Therefore, the students were challenged to speak up against what is wrong.

President of the association Emmanuel Owoicho, said the visit was part of academic excursions meant to build the students’ scope on management issues and corporate responsibilities.

The visiting students commended the Commission for the warm reception and promised to be change agents.