The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged the students of Mabest Academy, Akure, to uphold integrity and actively participate in the fight against corruption, both for their own future prosperity and the advancement of the nation.
Addressing the students during a lecture themed “Fighting Corruption from Grassroots: Focus on Youths”, Jenmi Ganiu Owolabi, representing the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, ICPC Ondo State Office, Mr. Kayode O. Kupolati, emphasized the pivotal role of students as major stakeholders in combating corruption.
He stressed that the future of Nigeria hinges upon the active involvement of her youth in the anti-corruption crusade.
Mr. Owolabi urged the students to embrace strong moral values, cultivate integrity, and reject corruption in all its forms.
Principal of Mabest Academy, Akure, .Mr. Ige Oladunjoye Emmanuel, commended the ICPC for organising the enlightenment programme and thanked the Commission for promoting ethical standards among students.
Mr. Ige, reiterated the importance of ICPC’s initiatives and appealed for the provision of anti-corruption and integrity-focused reading materials to enrich the educational experience of the students.
The Senior Prefects of the school, Ebitigha Adewale and Ale Oluwatomilola commended the ICPC for teaching positive values and affirmed their commitment to upholding ethical principles while renouncing corrupt practices.
The event culminated in the presentation of Informational materials to Mabest Academy, to serve as resources for raising awareness and nurturing a culture of integrity within the school community.