ICPC unveils new mechanism for combating corruption in Nigeria

The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission, ICPC said corruption is not only a crime against the State but a crime against individuals as well.

He said this at the workshop organised by the Commission to sentisise both private and public practice owners on the effects of corruption in Abuja on Monday.

According to the commission, corruption has deprived so many of basic things in life like food, education and even safety.

The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Ekpo Nta said: “Corruption generally is an opportunistic crime and the moment you begin to close ranks and eliminate these opportunities that promotes corruption then you win.”

“If you don’t win, it is a crime against you as a person. Corruption is not only a crime against the State, it is a crime against you as a person because those perpetrating it have taken away your hospitals, your good roads, your good education. That is the way I describe my corruption. ”

” Corruption is the absence of a good life because a few persons have taken national wealth for private gains. ”

The Provost of Anti-Corruption Leadership Academy, Prof. Sola Akinrinade said the purpose of the workshop is to teach employers how to fight corruption and handle the situation surrounding it. He said many people are willing to fight it but they don’t know how to go about it.

He also said the workshop will elucidate on key issues that will help employers to develop an integrity system within the organisation which would stand the test of time.

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