Use New Media to Tackle Corruption, ICPC Tells CSOs

The Hon. Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu SAN, has called on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Country to embrace and utilize social media platforms to raise awareness and educate citizens in the fight against corruption and to promote integrity.

The ICPC Chairman made this appeal during a goodwill message delivered at a one-day project dissemination meeting focused on the “Tackling Corruption On Air and on Social Media” organized by the Progressive Impact Organization for Community Development (PRIMORG) held in Abuja.

Dr. Aliyu who was represented by the Acting Director of the PE&E department, Mr. Demola Bakare, fsi, highlighted ICPC’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), government agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and private sector, to foster a transparent and accountable environment.

According to the ICPC boss addressing the challenge of corruption confronting the nation requires a comprehensive approach involving all relevant parties without exception.

He commended PRIMORG’s enthusiasm for using social media and technology to ensure public resources are utilized effectively and efficiently stressing that “In an era where information spreads rapidly through social media, we must harness these tools to raise awareness, educate citizens, and foster a culture of accountability,”.

The Chairman extended his heartfelt congratulations to PRIMORG for their remarkable achievements over the years and urged everyone to consider how they can enhance their support and implement these insights within their capacities.

PRIMORG’s Executive Director, Mr. Augustin Okhiria, expressed gratitude to the media houses for their support, which has enabled PRIMORG to perform its duties effectively.

Mr. Okhiria also thanked relevant stakeholders for their ongoing support and called for continued collaboration in the future.