The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) is set to partner with a non-governmental organization based in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigerian Work Force Strategy and Enlightenment Center (NIWOSEC), in the crusade against corruption.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the ICPC Osun State Office in Osogbo, the ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) Osun State, Mr. Demola Bakare, fsi, stated that ICPC would partner with the NGO by providing platforms for them to carry out their sensitization activities.
Platforms such as the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs) in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Students Anti-Corruption Clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools, Students Anti-Corruption Vanguards in Tertiary Institutions and ICPC/NYSC Anti-Corruption CDS Group were proposed as areas that the NGO could partner in fighting corruption.
The RACC however advised that sensitization programmes of the NGO should not be limited to the public sector only but also the private sector.
Earlier, the Executive Director of NIWOSEC, Mr. Ehindero Taiwo said his organization has been active in promoting positive attitude and values in the workplace.
Mr. Ehindero commended ICPC for developing the Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS) and the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP) which he believed would go a long way in enshrining ethical value in the workplace.
He explained that his NGO has an initiative aimed at creating workplace cohorts which will serve as local hubs of anti-corruption advocacy and education within various organizations.
The NGO was seeking ICPC support in the area of training and capacity building, advocacy and enlightenment campaigns, monitoring and evaluation of Workplace Cohort Formation.
At the end of the visit, there was an exchange of informational materials between ICPC and the NGO.