The Secretary to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Elvis Oglafa, has urged students across the country to join in the fight against corruption by embracing integrity.
Mr. Oglafa gave this charge while welcoming the students of Hill Top Academy, Suleja, Niger State who were led by their Principal, Mr. Adebayo Adewole and a team of teachers, on an excursion to the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.
He commended the Principal and described him as a visionary leader for choosing to bring the students to ICPC.
Mr. Oglafa said that the Principal’s action is a priceless gift that would equip and make them change-agents in the fight against corruption.
He added that the visit would help the nation at large and encourage the students to spread the anti-corruption message in their school, at home and everywhere they go.
Mr. Gad Nathan Bako, Head of Administration Department, advised the students to be part of the solution to Nigeria’s problem by shunning examination malpractice as that too was corruption and could destroy the image of the nation.
He also called on them to join in the anti-corruption crusade as change-agents who have a greater stake in building the image of the country.
Also speaking at the event was the Head of Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department (CMED), Mr. Akeem Lawal, who said that Nigeria would be greater if all and sundry avoided corrupt practices.
The students were further treated to a short documentary titled: “ICPC Intervention in Schools” which reflected honesty, truth and contentment aimed to instill the culture of integrity in students.
In his vote of thanks, the principal specially thanked the entire management and staff of the Commission for their warm reception and friendliness, and prayed that the Commission’s effort in the fight against corruption would not be in vain.