Youth Corps Members Urged to Champion the Fight Against Corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has enjoined corps members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Anti-corruption CDS group in Imo State to champion the fight against corruption at the grassroot level.

This charge was given by an Assistant Commissioner, ICPC Imo State office, Mrs. Chinwe Egbeocha, during an integrity sensitization session with the corps members, at the State Secretariat of the NYSC, Owerri Imo State recently.

Mrs. Egbeocha, in her presentation informed the corps members of the operations and achievements of the Commission in enforcement, prevention and public enlightenment and education.

While answering questions on the protection of informants, she disclosed that Section 64 of the ICPC Act, 2000 provides for protection of informants and the information they provide, and assured the corps members that in the event of victimization, the Commission would come to the aid of the informants. Therefore, they need not be afraid in reporting act of corruption to the ICPC.

She appealed to the corps members to come up with programmes and projects that would help drive the anti-corruption efforts of the Commission, such as establishment of Anti-corruption clubs in secondary schools, organizing essay and spelling bee competition for students, etc.

Responding, the President of the NYSC/ICPC Anti- corruption CDS group, Mr. Omosigho Marvis pledged, on behalf of other corps members, to be law abiding and join the Commission to wage a successful war against corruption in Imo State.