Officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) Katsina State Command have been advised to shun corruption in all its ramification and lead an exemplary life of Integrity and Transparency.
The advice was contained in a paper presented by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Katsina State Mr. Mustapha Wala during a sensitisation lecture titled, “Fighting Corruption in MDAs: ICPC Perspective”.
Mr. Wala, who was represented by Mr. Abbas Inuwa at the event, spoke on the forms, causes, effects of corruption and the Commission’s anti-corruption strategies in MDAs. He also emphasised the collective responsibility in fighting corruption towards a corruption-free Nigeria.
The RACC noted that corruption hurts Nigeria’s economy, people and government hence the need to involve everybody against all forms of corruption in our society.
The Commissioner reiterated that the fight against corruption, regardless of any government’s commitment, and the participation of public servants and the public in the realisation of a corrupt-free society is very crucial.
He reminded the audience that Section 20 of the ICPC Act 2000 that spoke on the issue of assets forfeiture which said that those found guilty of gratification will not only be punished by payment of a fine of five times the sum or value of the gratification but will also forfeit the gratification to government.
In his opening remarks, the NSCDC Katsina State Commandant, Muhammed Sanusi Bello, who was represented by DCC Akpoo James Uhaa, hailed ICPC in their effort to sensitise, educate, and foster the support of the Command against corruption and related offences.
The Commandant commended the Commission’s initiatives and further pledged their continued support, cooperation and partnership to rid Nigeria of corruption.
The officers of the Command applauded ICPC’s initiative of enlightening the public on and against corruption and called on the ICPC to make available IEC materials on anti-corruption for better understanding of the campaign by officers and men of NSCDC.