The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has revealed that it will partner with various institutions to see that corruption is brought to an end in Nigeria, News About Nigeria reports.
The ICPC’s Lagos State Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Kabir Elelu, made this known while speaking during an awareness and sensitisation rally to commemorate 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day.
He mentioned that it is important for Nigerians to come together in unity and end corruption in the country.
According to him, when Nigerians come together and fight corruption, it will be reduced to its barest minimum.
He further noted that corruption is an existential problem and is also responsible for the economic crisis faced in the country, inflation, high unemployment, underdevelopment, and the general insecurity prevalent in our country today.
Highlighting the need to fight corruption as a nation, Elelu maintained that no one was safe from the terrible effects corruption has on the country, adding that it also affects the fundamentals of society and hinders the growth of the nation.
The Commission, therefore, revealed that it will partner with institutions including the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Apapa, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba and Nigerian Railway Corporation in its various sensitisation walks to mark International Anti-Corruption Day in Lagos.
It also noted that in addition to carrying out its enforcement duties by prosecuting indicted offenders, which it noted was in line with its statutory mandate, the commission would also perform its preventive functions of educating, sensitising, mobilising, and collaborating with the general public in its fight against corruption.