The Niger State Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged members of the ICPC/NYSC Anti-Corruption Community Development Service (CDS) group to be agents for the crusade against corruption in the State.
The charge was made during a sensitization session on a topic title: The Role of Youth in the Crusade against Corruption, organized by the ICPC Niger State Resident Anti-Corruption Corruption (RACC), Mr. Zayyaana Dan-Musa, recently in Chanchaga Local Government Area of Niger State.
The RACC, who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner, Public Enlightenment and Education, Mr. Baba Alaro Shuaib, highlighted the mandate of the Commission as well as the various penalties for corruption offences as enshrined in the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
He also informed the group of various initiatives of the Commission which include the Student Anti-Corruption Clubs and Vanguards, National Values Curriculum, as well as the Anti-Corruption CDS group to which they belong and charged them to play their role in enlightening the public as part of their CDS activities.
The ICPC officer enjoined the corps members to uphold the virtue of integrity so as to serve as agents in reducing the menace of corruption.
Responding, the President of the NYSC Anti-Corruption CDS group, Suleiman Hamzat, commended the Commission for finding them worthy to be sensitized on the various initiatives of the Commission and opined that corruption can only be reduced by collective efforts. He assured the RACC of their readiness to fight corruption to a barest minimum.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials to the corps members by the RACC.