ICPC and NOA to Carry Joint Campaign against Corruption to Schools

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and National Orientation Agency (NOA) are poised to embark on joint Youth Anti-Corruption Campaigns in schools by forming new anti-Corruption clubs and resuscitating existing ones.
This formed part of the discussion held between the Director-General NOA Dr. Garba Abari and the Director Public Enlightenment and Education ICPC, Alhaji Muhammad Ashiru Baba fsi, when the later visited NOA.
The two agencies have formed anti-corruption clubs in various secondary schools and anti-corruption vanguards in tertiary institutions across the country with the view to “Catch them Young” by inculcating in them sound moral values.
In their discussion, the two agencies agreed to harmonize the school anti-corruption clubs so far established in order to avoid duplication and to develop a joint campaign strategy that will sustain the clubs and encourage the youth to participate actively in the fight against corruption at their formative age.
Part of the club activities will be a national competition around the 7 core values contained in the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP).
The two agencies also discussed the involvement of ICPC in the flagship of trophies for “Change Begins with me“ and “Fall in Love with Nigeria initiative” of the NOA scheduled to take place on 14th February 2022.
It will be recalled that ICPC and NOA had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together in the fight against corruption.
Some of the programmes jointly being executed by the two agencies include the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and the “Do the right thing” school campaign.
The Director, Public Enlightenment and Education, ICPC presented some copies of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and current edition of the ICPC Newsletter to the DG NOA after the discussion.