The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has admonished members of Baze University Law Clinic to champion advocacy against corruption saying they are duty-bound to expose corruption.
The Commission gave this charge recently during the educational visit of Baze University Law Students to the ICPC Headquarters in Abuja.
In his lecture titled: “Roles of Lawyers in the Fight against Corruption, Money Laundering and Fraud”, Mr. Golden Iwuagwu, emphasised the need on why upcoming lawyers should champion the fight against corruption.
“As lawyers in the making, you are human rights defenders and are expected to give life to the society so you are duty-bound to encourage the reporting of incidents of corruption. You must also have integrity and exude high-level of professionalism in the discharge of your duties”, he said.
While he explained that they (students) may encounter different challenges in the line of advocating for what is right at all times, Barrister Iwuagwu urged the prospective lawyers to be courageous and not fall into pressure to compromise.
On his part, Mr. Umoh Mfon in his paper titled: “Overview of National Ethics and Integrity Policy” explained to the students how they can contribute positively to the fight against corruption using the NEI Policy and how to imbibe the core values of the Policy.
“The values include human dignity, voice and participation, patriotism, personal responsibility, integrity, national unity and professionalism.”
27 students of the University’s Law Clinic were on the educational tour to the ICPC Headquarters.