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Arase, others seek youth participation in fight against corruption


Solomon Arase

Former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has called on youths to participate in the on-going fight against corruption, saying the power to end the corruption, which has eaten deep into the foundation of the economy, lies with the youths, as they constitute about 50 percent of the country’s population.

He made the call at a round table discourse on “Best Strategies in Engaging the Youths in Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption War,” organised by the Sustainable Development and Transparency Foundation (SDFT), held at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) in Lagos.

Arase said corruption is in all sectors of the country and has posed a great threat to the government, adding that the youths have significant role to play to drive corruption out of the system.


Also speaking, the lead speaker, Tunji Abayomi, a constitutional lawyer and an anti-corruption crusader said that to effectively address the menace of corruption, good strategies that will focus on tackling it from the root must be identified.

He said the government must institutionalize the fight against corruption, maintaining integrity at all levels, just as the western countries have used institutional integrity to tackle corruption.

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