The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) recently stormed the streets of Ibadan, Oyo State capital to preach against corruption.
The group, comprising ICPC officials and corps members, who walked from the NYSC State Secretariat through Agodi Gate axis down to the Oyo State Government Secretariat, had with them placards inscribed with different captions on the ills of corruption. Some of the caption read, “In the end Yahoo-yahoo no pay”, “Greed is increasing, so is corruption”, “Corruption leads to Destruction and bad Economy”, “Iwa ibaje ma ba orile-ede je”, “Dekun iwa ibaje”, etc.
Before embarking on the road walk, the representative of the Oyo State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Mr. Akin-Taiwo Bankole, addressed the corps members and enjoined them to uphold right morals and ethics of good behavior.
He added that people are watching them as role models for the youth, and it would not be pleasant to see members of the NYSC/ICPC CDS group being involved in any form of wrong doing or corruption.
The corps members and ICPC staff interacted with members of the public in English, Yoruba, and Pidgin languages, charging them to join the fight against corruption, adding that the current situation of Nigeria was due to the actions or inactions of every citizen.
The group distributed information materials on corruption and ICPC customized wristbands to members of the public.