The Lagos State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has tasked students of Anchor University, Lagos to take the lead in the fight against corruption.
Speaking to students of the International Relations Department of the institution when they came on a field trip to the ICPC Lagos State office recently, the ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) Mr. Kabir Elelu, stressed the need for the youths to begin the fight against corruption from their immediate environment whether in school or at home.
The RACC stated that collective action against corruption is important as it involves everyone.
He also discussed the mandate of the Commission, explaining the effects of corruption on education, health and infrastructure.
The students and their lecturers were further enlightened on their role in the fight against corruption, and they asked insightful questions bordering on whistleblower protection, ICPC involvement in fighting transnational corruption, international partnerships and challenges of the Commission including its independence.
The head of the team, Dr Adelana expressed the school’s willingness to set up an ICPC Students Anti-Corruption Vanguard in its institution.
In her vote of thanks, a student, Miss Marvellous Owolawase, said they have gotten a deeper understanding of ICPC and made a resolution to say “No to corruption” and also promised a continued collaboration with the Commission.