Anti-Corruption Fight: ICPC Opens Talk with Justice Research Institute on Capacity Building

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has expressed willingness to partner with Justice Research Institute (JRI) in the areas of research, capacity building and technology development to strengthen the fight against corruption.

The ICPC Chairman, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN made this known while playing host to a delegation from JRI led by its Director, Mr. Ademola Adegbite at the Commission’s headquarters.

The ICPC boss, who was represented by the Director of Planning Research and Statistics Department, Mr. Godwin Oche, stressed the need and willingness of the Commission to collaborate with JRI in the fight against corruption.

He added that as part of the Commission’s every day activity, as enshrined in our mandate of public enlightenment and education, ICPC always interact and collaborate with CSOs and NGOs.

On his part, the Director of the Institute, Mr. Adegbite disclosed that the Institute had been in existence for over 20 years as it was established as a think tank and went further to add that JRI is affiliated to the University of Lagos and the Public Interest Institute in New York with capacity in building institutional framework for Judges, law enforcement agencies, etc.

He further reiterated the NGO commitment to collaborate with the Commission to facilitate a programme, design a training then bring forth a lot of facilitators.
Speaking also during the visit, a member of the team, Mrs Adoo stated that the NGO facilitate training through network of judges, legal Practitioners in Nigeria as part of the network.