Monday 24th July, 2017
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Be ready to face the law, ICPC tells corrupt Nigerians

Be ready to face the law, ICPC tells corrupt Nigerians

The Chairman of Independent Cor­rupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr Ekpo Nta, has warned corrupt citizens that it will no more be business as usual as his agency will start prosecuting them.
Nta, who spoke at an anti-corruption summit in Asaba on Wednes­day with the theme, ‘Transparency and Ac­countability: Institution­alisation of Good Gov­ernance for Sustainable Development’ said: “Be ready to face the conse­quences of your actions if you are to be corrupt; be ready to pay the price as the law will take its course.”
He stated that preven­tive measures are the best ways to stop corruption.
In his address, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said the anti-cor­ruption war of the fed­eral government will be more effective if it is free from all social, religious and political persuasions.
Gov Okowa, who ob­served that corruption is one of the most recur­ring discourses in our national life, said that this is because virtually every Nigerian agrees that it un­dermines the fabric of ev­ery aspect of the society.
“Over the years, it has constituted a seri­ous threat to good gov­ernance, rule of law, peace and security, in­cluding development programmes aimed at tackling poverty and eco­nomic backwardness”, the governor observed.
“The fight against cor­ruption is not an easy task but it can be won through advocacy such as this one that aims at drastic reduc­tion and where possible, total elimination of the practices in every facet of our national life.
“Today, our anti-cor­ruption agencies, namely, the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other relat­ed Offences Commission, the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, are in the forefront of the fight against corruption”, the governor said.

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