14 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Kogi State Government has pledged its readiness to partner ICPC in combating corruption in the State.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo made this known while receiving a delegation from the ICPC led by the Commissioner in charge of the State, Mr. Chile Ogwuegbu.
He described Corruption as a terrible sin against humanity which must be fought with dynamism and seriousness.
He explained that the State Government plans to establish anti- corruption clubs in schools across the State to stamp out corruption from the younger generation.
“As a Government, we are already planning to set up Anti-Corruption Clubs in our Schools to create a generation that abhors corruption” Fanwo explained.
We must not loose the war against corruption”, We are ready to collaborate with ICPC in any area that we can prevent corruption.
“I can assure you that we will set up our Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit and also support our staff to attend the Anti-Corruption Academy”
Mr Fanwo also explained that the Kogi State Government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello had done better in building “internal anti-corruption combat systems to ensure probity and accountability”,
“Governor Yahaya Bello has zero tolerance for corruption and would continue to treat it as a social pandemic that must be fought and defeated for our nation to move forward”
He commended ICPC for devoting attention to preventive rather than enforcement measures against corruption.
On His Part, The ICPC commissioner in the State, Mr. Chile Ogwuegbu said the objective of the visit was to seek collaboration with the Ministry being the communication voice of Government and also urge the State Government to set up Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit in every Ministry, Agency and Parastatal.