As part of efforts aimed at boosting the anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Osun State office has urged principals of secondary schools in the state to eschew all forms of corrupt practices.
The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) in the state, Mr. Demola Bakare, gave the advice at a one-day conference organised by Osun State Principals of Public Secondary Schools under the aegis of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS).
Mr. Bakare explained that the school system is the number one stakeholder in the fight against corruption and noted that ICPC was not just a law enforcement agency, but a change agent that sensitises the society through various platforms focusing more on behavioral change.
Earlier in his welcome address, the President of ANCOPSS, Mr. Emmanuel A Ijaodola, commended ICPC for their efforts in the campaign against corruption.
He urged the principals to shun all forms of corrupt practices that can indict and jeopardise their career, while advising them to be exemplary leaders and nation builders.
The Permanent Secretary and the acting Commissioner of Education, Mr. Adelani Adeniriola in his address informed the principals that the government intends to engage in staff audit which involved checking of credentials and image capturing.
He further laid emphasis on regularity and punctuality, clean environment and unauthorised exorbitant levies.