Kaduna – The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), on Tuesday urged the Kaduna State Government to support its effort to establish anti-corruption clubs in the 500 secondary schools in the state.
The commission’s North-West Zonal Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Adigun, made the call in Kaduna when he paid advocacy visit on the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Dr Shehu Adamu.
Adigun said the initiative was to inculcate anti-corruption habits in young people, thereby promoting accountability and integrity in them.
“It will also enlighten the students on how to stop corrupt practices for the better Nigeria we hoped to build”.
He said that so far, only five out of the 500 schools in the state have successfully established the anti-corruption club.
“There is the need therefore, for us to work together as a team to ensure that the club exists in all secondary schools in Kaduna state.”
Responding, Adamu assured of government readiness to work with the commission to stamp out corruption in Nigeria.
Adamu, who was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Shehu Rabilu, said the club would guide students on ways to avoid corrupt practices and corrupt people.
He believed that the club would also impact positively on efforts to inculcate anti-corruption habits in young people.
He therefore promised to ensure that the clubs are established in all secondary schools in the state. (NAN)