ICPC Urges Students to be Persons of Integrity

The Osun State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged the students of schools in Oshogbo, Osun State, to be persons of integrity, emphasizing that this would fulfil the objective of ICPC of catching and re-orientating the youth at a tender age.

The charge was given at sensitization sessions against corruption recently delivered to students of Islahudeen Grammar School Oke-Onitea, St. Michael Primary School Agowande and Anthony Udofia Primary School by Chief Superintendent, Winifred Ingobro, who represented the Resident Anti-Corruption Commission of the office, Demola Bakare, fsi.

The ICPC officer stated that the Commission set up Anti-Corruption Clubs to provide a platform for the student to actualize good character traits.

She stated that “ICPC believes in mobilising the youths in the campaign against corruption and therefore, deemed it necessary to provide a platform, which includes Students Anti-corruption Clubs”.

Mr. Laaro Sulyman, an Assistant Chief Superintendent of the Commission, enlightened the students on the mandate of ICPC stating that it is tripartite, and the main functions of the Commission included enforcement, prevention and public mobilisation as stipulated in the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

He added that the students should be persons of integrity and urged them to always do the right thing even when nobody is watching them.

At the end of the lectures, informational materials were handed over to the schools’ management for further enlightenment.