The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged staff of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and other stakeholders in the Ports Sector to do what is right even when no one is watching.
The ICPC Lagos Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Kabir Elelu, who gave this advice during a sensitisation walk marking this year’s World Anti-Corruption Day organised by the Nigerian Shippers Council, discussed issues around “Uniting the World against Corruption for Development, Peace and Security”.
Mr. Elelu added “Corruption is a complex problem that affects social, political and economic aspect of the nation and has worsened poverty, insecurity, unemployment as well as increased illicit use of the nation’s resources”.
He further emphasised that “To tackle this menace, a culture of integrity, transparency and accountability must be adopted by every citizen. Therefore, the clarion call for collaboration against the monster called corruption”.
Mrs. Okran, the Chairman of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), stressed the need for all participants to always see the fight against corruption as a collective responsibility.
She stated that all Nigerians have to contribute their quota to make a change, adding that to have a corruption-free society all stakeholders must unite to actively participate in the fight against corruption to achieve a Nigeria of their dreams.