The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has vowed to make anti-corruption campaign count beyond the level of pledge.
Edo and Delta States ICPC Commissioner, Barr Yusuf Olatunji disclosed this on behalf of the Chairman, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye during a road walk to mark the 2019 world Anti-Corruption tagged, “United against Corruption” held in Benin City.
He said for anti-corruption campaign to truly reflect on good governance, Nigerians must cease to pay lip services, change their mentality, embrace and promote transparency.
Owasanoye said, the Commission will continue to detect acts of corruption, embezzlement of public funds, abuse of office and prosecute corrupt Nigerians.
He also warned that, corruption will be given utmost attention with degree of ruthlessness that the law permits.
“…The warning must be given, loud and clear, that the corrupt will be dealt with firmly”, he said.
According to him, the battle against corruption was currently ranging and their belief is that, it’s not the sole responsibility of the Anti-Graft Agencies or Government alone but collective efforts of each and everyone as citizen of this great country.
Earlier in a remark, the President, Conference of non-Govermental Organizations, (CONGOs), Edo State, Mrs Daisy Abiola Idufueko, sued for synergy among security agencies and Stakeholders in the fight against corrupt practices.
She sued for the need for the various Anti-graft agencies to bridge the gap between them and the Citizens in order to win trust and participation.
Our Correspondent who captured the essence of the day, reports that ICPC is saddled with the responsibility to receive and investigate complaints from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices and prosecute offenders.