ICPC Chairman to Nigerian Principals of Secondary Schools: You are Critical Stakeholders in Actualising the Positive Behavioural Change

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN has urged about 10, 000 Principals of Secondary Schools in Nigeria as critical stakeholders, to be committed in actualising the positive behavioural change that we all aspire to see in our young ones, students and the society at large.

Dr. Aliyu, who made the statement recently while making his remarks at the 66th Annual Congress of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) Abuja; stressed that the Principals of Secondary Schools in the country, whom he described as strategic partners in advancing positive behavioural change should partner ICPC in the anti-corruption crusade.

ICPC Chairman, represented by a Deputy Director of the Education Division of the Commission; Mr. John Okor Odey, Deputy Director Education, further revealed that the law mandates the Commission to take responsibility for reaching out to all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or creed with the anti-corruption message.

He further informed the Congress that “in 2003, ICPC through the facilitation of ANCOPSS, had commenced the formation and inauguration of Schools Anti-Corruption Clubs. The Commission has so far inaugurated such Clubs in more than 2000 public and private schools across the country, which serve as platforms for students to engage in the fight against corruption.”

Dr. Aliyu called on the Principals to introduce “Anti-Corruption Prefects” in their respective schools, hoping it would help in shaping the narrative in the drive towards ‘catching them young’ and building virile leadership for the future”.

Earlier in his welcome address, Alhaji Muhammed Ibn Musa, the National President of ANCOPSS enjoined ANCOPSS members to reciprocate the gesture of the government through dedicated service, as ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’.

The ICPC Chairman took time to roll-out the ICPC’s numerous initiatives and programmes under the enlightenment and education such as: the National Values Curriculum, Schools Anti-Corruption Clubs in Primary and Secondary Schools, Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Rallies, Town Hall Meetings, Television and Radio sessions, Toll Free lines and lots more.