The Provost of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Professor Shola Akinrinade, has said that the focus of the Academy aside the training of staff of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), is to create attitudinal change in the public service.
Akinrinade made this remark recently when he paid a courtesy visit to the Director- General of the National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), Dr. Ladi Hamalai. He declared that the Academy was meant to interface with the general public and create strategic alliances with various sectors of the society in order to be able to carry the war against corruption to those areas where it was actually taking place.
The Provost added that the purpose of the visit was to seek partnership with the institute and run a workshop for the newly-elected and returning members of the legislature on legislative integrity, with particular focus on anti-corruption issues.
While responding, Dr. Hamalai expressed the willingness of the institute to partner with ACAN. She said that the fight against corruption would succeed and the work made easier for ICPC if the leadership was committed to fighting corruption. She called on ICPC to partner with the legislature to fight corruption in Nigeria.