Abuja -The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has concluded plans to ensure active participation of youths in anti-corruption campaign in the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Folu Olamiti, Resident Media Consultant to ICPC and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
The statement said Mr Ekpo Nta, ICPC Chairman, made the statement at a meeting he held with members of senate of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
He said that the plan was to avail the youths the opportunity to make their inputs in the fight against corruption.
The statement said that Nta was represented at the meeting by Prof. Olu Aina, executive board member of ICPC.
He said that a conference tagged, “Mobilising Nigerian Youths against Corruption (NYaC)’’ had been scheduled to hold from Nov. 24 to Nov. 25 in Abuja.
According to Nta, about 700 participants, 150 from universities, 100 from the polytechnics and 100 from Colleges of Education are expected at the conference.
He said that other participants would be drawn from youth bodies outside educational institutions.
“ICPC strongly believed that students would be a veritable partner in the anti-corruption war and this informed the initiative to organise the conference.
“The conference is the outcome of the ICPC Zonal Advisory Consultative Assembly on corruption held in Ibadan where various youth organisations were invited,” he said.
The statement quoted Mr Tijani Usman, the President of NANS as commending the ICPC for the initiative and pledged to partner the commission in the fight against corruption.
Usman said that participants at the conference would be drawn from tertiary institutions and youth parliaments across the country. (NAN)