Kano launches anti-corruption clubs in schools
• Obaseki Identifies Reform, Technology As Key To Curbing Corruption
To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has launched anti-corruption clubs in secondary schools across the state.
Chairman of the commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, gave the hint during the celebration of the global anti-corruption day yesterday.December 9 is Anti-Corruption Day. This year’s celebration was tagged, ‘Catch Them Young In Schools’.
While commemorating the day, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, said the fight against corruption might not yield much result, especially in developing countries, if decisive actions and policies were not taken or implemented to strengthen anti-graft agencies.
He advised the country to leverage on smart technology to plug holes that allow corrupt practices, stressing that the menace of corruption has robbed Nigeria of social and economic advancement.
“On this day, we must acknowledge the fact that we are in the sorry state we find ourselves today because of acts of corruption perpetuated for a long time by those entrusted to manage the people’s affairs.
“But in doing so, we must also acknowledge the efforts of visioners and officers of anti-graft agencies, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), who have fought to beat our people back in line.”
The governor said it was regrettable that some of those who have condemned corruption in the open have been fingered in wrongdoings. He called for sincerity and commitment to the ideals of probity in the discharge of duties.
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