ICPC to Collaborate with ABS, Awka

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has forged a collaboration with the Anambra Broadcast Service (ABS), Awka in a bid to drive the anti-corruption message to the grassroots in the State.

The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Godwin Oche explained that the collaboration would enable the two agencies to synergise and derive mutual benefits.

The RACC made these remarks when he paid a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of ABS, Sir Chido Obidiegwu in his office in Awka recently.

Mr. Oche said that the visit was to, among other things, identify with the crucial role the broadcast media play in tackling corruption, particularly in the sensitisation of the citizens against the menace.

He added that the Board of the Commission had established the ICPC office in Anambra State in order to take the activities of ICPC closer to the people, and requested to leverage on the large audience and reach enjoyed by ABS to educate and enlighten the people to stay away from corruption.

In his response, Sir Obidiegwu said the ABS was ever ready to collaborate with ICPC to achieve the state’s vision of a smart and prosperous homeland by fighting corruption to a standstill.