Corruption-free Nigeria’ll guarantee gainful employment for youths, prosperous economy –ICPC

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From Geoffrey Anyanwu and Precious Ali, Enugu

Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said that only a corrupt-free Nigeria can assure the teeming youths of gainful employment, guarantee qualitative healthcare system, functional education, good infrastructure and a prosperous economy for the people of country.

The Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN), who spoke in Enugu at a One-day Sensitization Workshop for Stakeholders on bringing about Behavioral Change in the society using the National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP) held at the Amadeo Event Centre, Enugu, said the sensitization became imperative following the Commission’s realization for a change of approach to the fight against corruption.

Owasanoye (SAN), who was represented by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (ICPC) Enugu and Ebonyi State Office, Mr. Kennedy Ebhotemen, said: “In the course of the work of the Commission, it has become imperative to acknowledge that the law and order approach to the fight against corruption (Enforcement) alone is not enough to get rid of the menace from the society. With the present realities facing the nation, if we do not change our behavours, we may not be able to bring about the changes that we desire in our society.

“The ideal behaviour for citizens is that they should respect the laws of the land, keep their words do their duty with diligence, respect and value other human beings, not get involved in stealing from the government, cheating others or any form of deception. Unfortunately, the reality is that many…

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