ICPC urges youth to take ownership of anti-corruption fight

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) has urged youth to take ownership of the anti-corruption fight in the country.

Mr Laban Lakum a representative of ICPC at engagement meeting with youth leaders on anti-corruption behavioral approach and social norms in Bauchi on Thursday.

He stated that the fight against corruption would yield better results when Nigerian youth see it as their own.

Lakum said corruption is a sin, saying “therefore the youth should have a genuine fear of God in all their dealings.

“For the war against corruption to be successful, the youth must own it in all ramifications.”

“ICPC was very appreciative of the “overwhelming support of youth and ordinary Nigerians.

“if we have achieved success in discharging our mandate, it is because the people are very engaged with what we do,” he said

Mr. Lakum said reminded the participants that the meeting was for all of us to do the right thing,” adding that “if we get this right, Nigeria will have gotten it right.”

Also Speaking Malam Jamilu Yaya ,Lecturer with the Bauchi State University Gadau on the need to root out corruption in the system.

“Each and everyone of us should deploy whatever weapon we have against the monster called corruption,” Yaya said.

He observed that no community, society or country can develop when corruption is entrenched in every facet of its existence.

Earlier, Hajiya Maryam Garba The Executive Director Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative (FAWOYDI) in Bauchi said corruption is the fall out of bad leadership and lack of integrity and ethics.It is the bane of our development.

she said the objective of the meeting is an effort to positively change attitudes, values and behaviours of the youth to doing the right thing.

Our correspondent reports that the theme of the meeting was tagged “To trigger anti- corruption actions among the participants youth leaders,

The Participants were drawn from Taraba Gombe Adamawa and Bauchi states with the support ofThe Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ).

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