The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Kogi State Office has charged outgoing members of the NYSC/ICPC Anti-Corruption CDS group, Batch A ‘Stream 2’ 2021/2022, to be ambassadors of anti-corruption wherever they find themselves after their service year.
This charge was given by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of the ICPC Kogi State office, Mr. Ulu Okoro James, when the office played host to the group after their passing out parade in Lokoja, Kogi State yesterday.
The RACC further encouraged the former corps members to be self-reliant by starting up small businesses after their service no matter how small especially since they were taught skills by the NYSC.
He sternly admonished them to shun cultism, cybercrime (yahoo-yahoo), and any other illegal acts capable of destroying their lives, explaining how young people are easily influenced by what they see which often pushes them to engage in unlawful dealings (acts) hoping to become rich within a short period of time.
He finally felicitated with them on the successful completion of their service year and thanked them for their contribution to the fight against corruption during their service to the Nation.
Responding, Miss Olaleye Rachael, who served 2 terms as Vice President of the CDS group, expressed her appreciation to the Commission and her fellow corps members whilst introducing the new executives. She also urged them not to go into illegal dealings so as not to tarnish their images. The highlight of the event was the presentation of certificates to about twenty outgoing corps members, and the election of five new corps members to join the executive.