The visit was premised on an earlier letter dated 18th February, 2019 requesting partnership with the Commission for purposes of combating the menace of corruption in Nigeria, particularly in public offices and at the grassroots. While speaking during the visit, Chairman BoT/President of the group, Barr. Edward Omaga reminded the Commission that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR promised total war against corruption and economic crimes. According to Omaga, every successive governments since independence have boasted about fighting corruption in one way or the other. Unfortunately, the cure for the disease called corruption often times turned out to be worse than the disease itself, as corruption keeps fighting back thereby putting Nigeria on top of every international index. Mr. Omaga went further to posit that though the anti-corruption laws available to state actors are adequate, the volume of information supplied by citizens and groups to aid in the fight is quite low. He called on all well meaning Nigerians who are interested in leaving a legacy for generations unborn to rise up and rescucitate the lost moral and ethical values of society. GICN promised to work with the Commission in the areas of Private Investigation, Background Check, Whistleblowing, Project Monitoring and Budget Implementation Tracking. In his response, Mr. M. A. Baba (HOD, Education) on behalf of the Chairman thanked the group for choosing to join the war against corruption. He gave insights into the legal framework of ICPC as well as achievements recorded by the Commission since it was established in the year 2000. He further stated that the modes of filing petitions with the Commission have been digitalized in such a way that people can report cases of official corruption from the comfort of their homes or offices through ICPC website, toll free numbers and social media handles. Mr. Baba enjoined the group to remain committed to the huge task of nation building as same cannot be left to the government alone. Highlights of the visit were taking of group photographs and presentation of anti-corruption kits together with Membership Application Form to GICN for their registration as a member of National Anti-Corruption Coalition (NACC). NACC is the umbrella body of about 404 NGOs and CSOs affiliated to ICPC at the moment. ]]>
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