The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and RAVE F.M Osogbo have agreed to work together in the campaign against corruption using the airwaves.
The agreement was reached when the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of ICPC Osun State office, Mr. Demola Bakare, fsi paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the media organization, Mr. Femi Adefila.
In his address during the visit, the RACC, Mr. Demola Bakare, fsi, enlightened the CEO and his management team on the mandate of ICPC which includes enforcement, prevention and mobilization of public support through public enlightenment and education as stated in the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act (CPOROA) 2000.
Mr. Bakare stated that ICPC focuses more on Behavioral Change, and the media is a tool to get to the heart of the society.
He envisaged that the collaboration would sensitize the masses and mobilize public support in such a way that will bring a positive change to the society.
Responding to the remarks, Mr. Adefila commended the ICPC officials for the visit and emphasized the importance of collaboration in the quest to reduce corruption in the society.
He further commended the Commission for its various collaboration with the media in the pursuit of the campaign against corruption, as according to him, ICPC has always been media friendly and has collaborated with several media houses.
He explained that the media has mass advocacy/mobilization advantage which he compared to a megaphone, adding that media organisations need content and ideas for broadcast purposes and also as a barometer to measure every agencies’ activity. He also stated that the media has public trust and as such must always promote the interest of the public.
In order to rekindle the relationship between the media outfit and ICPC, the CEO of Rave FM said ICPC officials could appear in their Anti-corruption Programs by granting interviews when necessary and also send press releases or invite them to events.
The visit ended with the presentation of ICPC publications to the CEO for contents and enlightenment.