Mr Integrity: Gov Ugwuanyi promotes Integrity in schools partners with Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) AND GLOBAL SOCIETY FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION (GSAC)
Speaking during the Enugu State Integrity Debate Competition on Wednesday Mrs Amaka Nweke said that
The Global Society for Anti-Corruption is a foremost non governmental and non political organization committed to the ideals of maintaining the integrity compass of our everyday national life as citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In furthering this our unwavering commitment, we, at GSAC, have carried out various campaigns across different states and platforms in Nigeria. It is still in furtherance of this lofty ideal that we are now here with you today under the auspices of Enugu State Integrity Debate Competition
The topics for this debate are:
– Is Preventing Corruption better than Enforcment against Corruption?
– Integrity and Compliance: Which is a Way forward?
– Ending Insecurity in the Nigeria is it work of the Government alone or a collective Responsibility?
This State-wide Integrity debate is among us to stay and it is hoped that the points to be marshalled out by the debaters will be absorbed by each and everyone of us in our daily lives and activities and that this message of integrity will be carried to every part of Nigeria.
The themes of this year’s integrity debate revolves around changing the corrupt practices narratives of Nigerians in our onward march to a corruption free society. In her statement, she said:
We have in the past partnered with the Government of Enugu State to drive home the message of integrity to Ndi Enugu. As a matter of fact, this current competition would not have been a success without the active collaboration and support of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi the Executive Governor of Enugu State and his team of focused education and child development experts. GSAC appreciates all that the State Government has done and is doing in the direction of child development and for open arms for synergy.
The programmes of GSAC being anti-corruption inclined has always been in partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) as well as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). We will all not relent until sanity is restored and integrity becomes our national mantra.
In his remark, Head of Public Enlightenment and Education, ICPC, Mr Godwin Achile had described corruption as using ones position for personal gains.
He pointed out that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation, adding that it denies us the opportunity of having social amenities.
Achile, who represented the Commissioner ICPC in Enugu, Barrister Amadu Sule, further stated that though corruption is everything, we can fight it. He insisted that we must fight corruption to a logical conclusion, adding if we fail to fight the menace, it will affect our future.
In her remarks the representative of the permanent secretary PPSMB Mrs Elizabeth Umeje who supervised the debate competition appreciated his Excellency for his open arms for synergy and promoting Intergrity among students and also commended GSAC and ICPC for the Anti-Corruption debate.
Our report shows that a private Girls Secondary school, Our Saviour Institute for Science Technology OSISATECH Enugu took the first position, Trans Ekulu Girls took the second position while Queens School Enugu emerged third in the competition which featured nine schools.
Other participating schools included, Federal Government College, Enugu, Uwani Boys Enugu, Methodist High School, Agbani, Urban Boys Secondary School, Nsukka, Community Secondary School, Umueze, Government Secondary School, Enugu. The second and third phases of the competition is expected to take place soon.