The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye has charged individuals from different professions to support the Commission’s work in the fight against corruption through positive attitudinal change, as that would help prevent the menace in the country.
The Chairman, represented by a Board member of ICPC, Hon. Hannatu Mohammed, gave this charge in Abuja, at the Accountability Incubator Friend Raiser, an event organised by Accountability Lab Nigeria, a Non- Governmental Organisation that aims to support the ideas of young Nigerians who strive for accountability and integrity in their communities.
Prof. Owasanoye stressed the need for attitudinal change amongst professionals in the discharge of their duties, regardless of the sector they work, be it private or public, adding that positive change was an effective tool that prevents corrupt acts as corruption is a chain that needs to be broken.
The ICPC boss went further to encourage participants at the event to spread the word on and against corruption and report any corrupt act to ICPC.
He advised NGOs present to work together, saying that would help them to make more impact in the fight against corruption.
The event is an annual programme supported by the MacArthur Foundation, for 10 young change makers also known as Nigerian Accountapreneurs who are developing creative, bottom-up ideas towards enhancing accountability in Nigeria.
One of the highlights of the event was the testimonies from the Accountapreneurs’ projects.