The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and a civil society organization, Network Against Corruption and Trafficking (NACT) have staged a sensitisation road walk against corruption and trafficking in persons.
The Road Walk which started from the Arts and Culture Complex in Garki, ended at the Unity Fountain, opposite Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
Assistant Commissioner, ICPC, Mrs. Ese Okwong, who led the Commission’s team at the occasion stated that the road walk was to create awareness on and against corruption in the country.
Mrs Okwong used the event to enlighten the gathering on many ways corruption had affected the nation in the areas of insecurity, unemployment, inadequate health facilities, low standard of education, bad roads and lack of other infrastructures, adding that corruption could not take the nation where it would want to be, neither could it make the country to achieve its dreams.
Okwong then charged the participants to stand up and say no to corruption in order to realise the country every citizen would truly desire.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Tony Orilade, who represented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), noted the state of the nation was as a result of corruption and that Nigeria could never move forward without fighting the cankerworm.
While making his remarks at the walk, the Director of Legal and Operations of NACT, Mr. Ovie Ojefia, thanked the ICPC and other participating agencies, saying that the group would not be tired and would never rest in the fight against corruption and trafficking in persons.