ICPC Katsina Admonishes Students to Shun All Forms of Corruption

The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Katsina State, Mahdi Muhammad Lawal has charged students of Sir Emeka Offor Senior Secondary School, Katsina to “shun all forms of corruption and imbibe the spirit of hard work, honesty and uphold the seven core values of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy for a prosperous and a corruption-free Nigeria”.

The RACC, who was represented by Mr. Sani Tukur Tarauni of Public Enlightenment and Education Unit, gave the charge on Wednesday at the inauguration of Students Anti-Corruption Club (SAC) in the school.

He informed participants that launching the clubs in secondary schools across the country is way the Commission instils ethical values to students.

Mr. Tarauni further noted that the SAC was designed to place high premium on behaviours and conduct of its members to assist the clubs in achieving its intended purpose of catching them young.

On the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP), the ICPC representative added that it was developed as a response to many damaging effects of corruption in both public and private sectors.

According to him, “the Policy was introduced with a view to helping restore and revitalize the spirit of national consciousness while enhancing ethical values and integrity thereby tackling corruption among the good citizens respectively”.

The RACC advised Club members to be role models, shun examination malpractice and be whistleblowers by reporting all cases of corruption around them to the school management.

Earlier in his remarks, the school Principal, Alhaji Umar Usman Suleiman, commended the efforts of the Commission on their activities in the country and went further to describe them as timely and commendable as far as war against corruption in Nigeria is concerned.

The programme witnessed presentation of IEC materials to the school after a question and answer session.