Not less than 54 operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are currently undergoing a 4-week intensive training on basic investigation and the capacity to conduct system study and review of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The training is officially tagged:Basic Investigations and System Study Course V.
The training which is taking place at the Commission’s research institute, the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, Nasarawa State is expected to expose the operatives to the rapidly unfolding dynamics of the war against corruption and how to deal with them.
Addressing the participants shortly before the commencement of the training, ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by ACAN Provost, Professor Sola Akinrinade, noted that the techniques used by corrupt persons continue to develop and become more sophisticated.
According to him, “The importance of training and retraining of staff of all categories in the achievement of goals cannot be overemphasized,particularly for staff of organisations such as ICPC, who have to deal with the rapidly unfolding dynamics of the war against corruption. As we know, the dynamics of corruption continue to challenge orthodoxies and investigators must constantly arm themselves with updated skills.”
The 4-week course contents which will equip the operatives with basic investigation and system study and review skills also have components of ethics and integrity building.