As part of activities marking the opening ceremony of Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) Ibusa, Delta State Research Week 2023, the Delta State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) sensitised the school community on the ethos of anti-corruption and moral rectitude.
In a speech at the event, the Delta ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Edet Ufot, urged the students to toe the path of integrity and imbibe only those values that would make for a wholesome society.
He stated that one of the cardinal objectives of the Students Anti-corruption Vanguard (SAV), under whose auspices ICPC was invited to the event, was to build a critical mass of young people across the country that would be the drivers of a new Nigerian citizenry devoid of corruption.
The RACC therefore advised the students to ensure that they live uprightly in their personal spheres of influence, noting that the totality of such would bring about the desired change in the larger society.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Paul Omaji, while declaring the Week open, had commended ICPC for making a strong presence at the event.
He stressed the importance of research in societal development, noting that good research required hard work, discipline and integrity, and the benefits to society were usually invaluable.
He said this was aptly captured in the event’s theme: Research as the Heartbeat, Life-Blood and Sun of Societal Development.
Present at the event also were the Registrar, Bursar, Chief Librarian and other staff members of the institution.
Admiralty University is transiting from a privately owned institution to a Federal Government wholly-owned one under the sphere of management of the Nigeria Navy.