The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recently sensitized the top brass of the Delta State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on their role in the anti-corruption fight, the benefits of integrity and the National Ethics and Integrity Policy(NEIP).
Speaking during the sensitisation session, the ICPC Delta State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Edet Ufot, implored the officers to imbibe and proselytize the core values of the NEIP as a sister agency, noting that the synergy between them goes “way back”.
He however regretted that in spite of this relationship, ICPC has had to investigate and prosecute a number of NSCDC officers for sundry corruption offences which, according to him, was not desirable.
Ufot therefore urged the officers to turn the tide and ensure that they also become partners of the Commission by upholding integrity and reporting corruption.
Earlier, the State Commandant, Suleiman Jimoh, had welcomed the ICPC officials to the sensitisation session and urged his officers to internalise and put into practice what they were about to learn.
One of the ICPC presenters and Legal Officer, Stella Chibuzor, who gave an overview of the ICPC Law, emphasised the importance of complying with the anti-corruption laws and other government regulations.
She ran through some of the offences and provisions of the ICPC Act, noting that once they are violated and it is reported, the Commission would have no other option than to enforce them.
Chibuzor also pleaded with the participants to be whistleblowers against corruption, assuring them that their identities will be protected when they make reports.