The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in accordance with the implementation of one of her mandates which is the public education and enlightenment of Nigerian citizens, recently sensitized students of the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo state on the need to join hands with the Commission in eradicating corruption from the society.
Mr. Kunle Balogun of the ICPC Oyo State office explained to the special needs students with the aid of a translator, the Commission’s three-pronged mandate and the dangers of engaging in any act of corruption.
He noted that the Commission cannot fight corruption alone, it is a collective effort that needed all stakeholders to come together and eradicate the monster which had eaten deep into the fabrics of the society.
The ICPC officer further stated that the Commission partners with various government agencies to ensure that corruption is eradicated totally in our society, and used the opportunity to enlighten the students on different initiatives of the Commission.
He thereafter urged the youths to take full ownership of the fight against corruption guided by anti-corruption agencies, to act responsibly with integrity and not to engage in any form of corruption as the law is no respecter of anybody.
Earlier, the Provost of the College, Professor Usman, represented by the Senior Chief Lecturer, Dr. (Mrs) Akin Taylor thanked the Commission for reaching out to the students.
She advised the students to abide with the school rules and regulations and warned that if anyone of them is found guilty of breaching the school rules and regulations, such fellow will be handed over to the ICPC. She therefore advised them not to do anything that will tarnish their image or the image of their school or families.