In furtherance of the duty of public mobilization, the Oyo State Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with NYSC CDS Group recently organized a sensitization programme at Methodist Secondary School, Ibadan.
In her speech, the leader of the ICPC team, Mrs. Babatunde Tayo, expressed her appreciation to the Youth Corps members for organizing the event noting that indeed, children were the leaders of tomorrow.
In his Paper titled “Children the Leaders of Tomorrow and the Fight against Corruption” Mr. Kunle Balogun, of the Oyo State Office of ICPC, explained the purpose of the programme saying that the Commission believes in utilizing the catch- them-young strategy and as such, establishes anti-corruption clubs in secondary schools so as to encourage students to cultivate good virtues and values in themselves.
Mr. Balogun elucidated on the role of children in combating corruption, citing example with Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist, and many others who were engaged in activities for the betterment of the society.
He further called on the students to make personal commitment to be honest, responsible and upright in their day-to-day activities so that in the end, there would be a better society.