The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to re-double their efforts in the fight against corruption.
The Commissioner of Education, Mr. Baba Ashiru gave the charge when he welcomed Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, a multiple resource outfit which enlists religious leaders in the campaign against corruption, on behalf of the Acting Chairman of ICPC, Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar to the Commission recently.
Mr. Ashiru commended the leaders of the organisation for focusing on religious leaders as they stand a better chance of instilling good values and morals in the society, while “producing inspiring servant leadership with integrity”.
He informed the visitors that religious leaders were key to the anti-corruption crusade which is why the Commission has been having workshops, seminars and conferences in about 17 States to train them on anti-corruption advocacy.
Earlier while speaking at the occasion, the foundation’s Project Coordinator, Barr. Mike Utsaha who represented the Executive Director, Rev. Father George Ehusani lamented the seeming neglect of religious institutions in the anti-corruption fight.
He however, stressed that their foundation was committed to using religious institutions and resources to fight corruption; promote a culture of integrity through the formation and transformation of the character; and conduct of a variety of training programmes that are directed at present and future leaders.