ICPC, NOA parley South-south stakeholders on anti-graft

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a National Ethics and Integrity Policy to resuscitate the nation’s lost values and integrity.

The Commission also disclosed that the policy was geared towards the promotion of human dignity, voice and partnership, patriotism, personal responsibility, national unity and professionalism.

The chairman of the Commission, Bolaji Owasanoye, made the disclosures at a one-day stakeholders’ zonal dialogue on the implementation of the policy for the South-south geo-political zone in Benin City, Edo state.

Owasanoye, who was represented by Dr. Grace Chinda, a board member of ICPC, expressed concern that the values of truthfulness, nationalism and respect for human dignity had been lost.

“For the government policies to succeed, they must be people-driven and not government-driven. This is the difference between the national ethics and integrity policy and previous similar policies that have gone moribund and obsolete,” he said.

Also, the Edo state director of NOA, Mrs. Grace Eseka, pledged to collaborate and support ICPC’s vision in rejuvenating and resuscitating the good moral values of the past years.