Rejecting Corrupt Offers Can Consolidate NDLEA’s Achievements, ICPC Advises

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Lagos State Office has advised officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to resist the temptation of accepting bribes from the public emphasising that rejecting corrupt practices can consolidate and sustain the Agency’s existing good record of achievements.

The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Lagos State, Barrister Kabir Elelu, who made this disclosure in his remarks during an event recently held at Ikoyi-Lagos marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, encouraged NDLEA officers to remain resolute and resist the allure that drug barons and cartels would try to provide them”.

ICPC Commissioner, represented by Mrs. Hadiza Rimi, emphasised that bribery and corruption had no place in the performance of their duties because slipping into the web of corruption would have far-reaching consequences on our society.

Barrister Elelu added “To sustain the good achievements and name of NDLEA, officers must uphold integrity in the course of their duties. The battle against drug traffickers is a just cause that stems from an unrelenting determination to put an end to the suffering and destruction brought about by the illegal drug trade.”

In her welcome remarks, Mrs. Ibinabo Archie-Abia, Deputy Director of Operations & General Investigation of the NDLEA said that this year’s theme is to strengthen actions and cooperation on achieving the goal of a society free of substance abuse and illicit drug trafficking.