The Lagos State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged senior secondary school students of Ansar-ud-Deen Grammar School, Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos to imbibe integrity and accountability in their daily lives.
The charge was given by Mrs. Oluwaseyi Ade-Adams of the Public Enlightenment and Education department during an anti-corruption lecture organized by the Islamic Education Trust and held at the school premises.
Delivering a lecture titled “Probity and Accountability in Public Office”, Mrs. Ade-Adams noted that it was important for the students to have a positive mindset of integrity and accountability as this will shape and guide them when they occupy positions of authority.
The ICPC officers also taught the students the effects of corruption which, she stated, weakens any nation’s social and economic fabric.
She went further to speak about the importance of the twelve core of the National Values Curriculum which includes Honesty, Discipline, Justice, Right attitude to work, contentment, courage, amongst others, and emphasized that these attributes would help mold their character.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs. Hadiza Rimi of the ICPC also encouraged the students to imbibe the teachings of the Holy Quran which advocates for good morals, honesty, and high integrity in all their daily life and to make sure integrity is their watchword.
She therefore urged the students to spread the teachings of Islam on probity and accountability and prove to other Muslims and the world at large that compliance with Islam’s moral framework is a measure of accountability to God.