The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged students of tertiary institutions to get involved in the fight against corruption.
The admonition was made by the ICPC Lagos State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr Kabir Elelu during a courtesy visit by students of Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) to the ICPC Lagos office.
Mr Elelu, in his remarks, said the fight against corruption is the business of everyone because corruption is responsible for almost all the challenges Nigeria is having today. He said for social and economic security to be guaranteed, everyone needs to join in the anti-corruption crusade.
The RACC pointed out that partnership with students would bring awareness to other students about vices they should shun and the need to imbibe integrity. He informed them of the various youth orientated programmes of the Commission and appreciated their desire to see that SAV is established in their institution.
Mr. Elelu explained the mandate of the Commission as well as the modus operandi of the SAV, and also enumerated different ways of reporting corrupt practices, highlighting the benefits of having a corruption-free society.
Earlier, Mr. Adeniyi Gbolahan Immanuel and his team told the ICPC Lagos RACC that they came to make enquiries about the modalities of setting up a chapter of the Students Anti-corruption Vanguard (SAV) in their institution. It is a follow up of the sensitization that was done by the ICPC in the year 2021.
The students in attendance were Adeniyi Gbolahan (Hospitality Management Department), Immanuel, Owolodun Oluwafemi (Computer Engineering Department) and Arewa Rachel Ayomide (Environmental Biology Department).