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Monday, June 26, 2023

ICPC Empowers University of Abuja Students in the Fight Against Corruption

  Bilal Abdullahi       Monday, June 26, 2023

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) took a significant step in the ongoing fight against corruption by inaugurating the Student Anti-Corruption Vanguard (SAV) at the University of Abuja. The ceremony, held on Wednesday, marked the official establishment of the Vanguard, which aims to cultivate a culture of integrity and ethical behavior among the students.

In his keynote address, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the ICPC, emphasized the importance of such initiatives in combatting corruption. He revealed that the Commission has been actively establishing clubs and vanguards since 2003, with over 2000 such organizations already in existence.

The ICPC Chairman further highlighted the Commission's commitment to engaging club members in various activities to promote awareness and education about corruption. These activities include essay competitions, debates, and music contests, all designed to encourage critical thinking and foster a sense of responsibility among the youth.

The Student Anti-Corruption Vanguard at the University of Abuja represents a significant step towards instilling the values of transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct among the students. By involving young individuals in the fight against corruption, the ICPC aims to create a generation that is actively committed to upholding integrity and combatting corrupt practices.

The Vanguard's inauguration ceremony was attended by university officials, faculty members, and enthusiastic students who expressed their eagerness to actively participate in the Vanguard's activities. With the support and guidance of the ICPC, the Vanguard is expected to play a crucial role in sensitizing the university community about the dangers of corruption and inspiring positive change.

As the fight against corruption continues to be a priority for the Nigerian government, initiatives like the Student Anti-Corruption Vanguard serve as building blocks for a more transparent and accountable society. By targeting the younger generation, the ICPC seeks to create a sustainable impact in eradicating corruption and promoting good governance throughout the country.

The establishment of the Student Anti-Corruption Vanguard at the University of Abuja is a testament to the ICPC's commitment to fostering a culture of integrity and inspiring young minds to actively participate in the fight against corruption. With these efforts, Nigeria moves closer to a future where ethical behavior and accountability are the norm, ultimately building a stronger and more prosperous nation.


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