Desist from any act of corruption- Kogi Commandant warns NSCDC

NSCDC The Kogi State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, has warned it's


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Desist from any act of corruption- Kogi Commandant warns NSCDC

The Kogi State Commandant, Nigeria  Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, has warned it's personnels to desist from any act of corruption as any one caught will be severely penalized.

The Kogi Commandant, NSCDC, Olushola Philip Ayodele
 gave the warning at a seminar organized by the command Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, to mark the 2018 world anti corruption day on Wednesday, December 19.

Ayodele while lamenting that corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of the Nigeria Society, said the fight against corruption is what is eroding the progress of this country.

According to him,  Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies.

He aligned with the position of the United Nation in 2017 which  focuses on corruption as one of the biggest impediments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs.

According to him,  "there is no place for any corrupt officer under Kogi NSCDC. That is exactly what we maintained. For instance, we have a slogan in civil defence, collect bribe and die.
They know that there is a law. Anybody who is caught in any corrupt practices, there is no place for him in civil defence".

Commandant Ayodele harped on the need for more sensitization if the nation intends to achieve a desirable result in curbing the menace in the society.

He is of the view that "People should run away from corruption. Where else can we start?. They said charity begins at home. That is exactly what we are doing, to make sure that we first sensitize our self before we will now go further in inviting stakeholders and people to come  and benefit from this seminar we are doing. So far so good, we have not had it so raw like that. What we see is little corrupt practices such as absconding from work, not coming to work very early, which is also corruption. We try to sensitize the system, we try to explain to our personnel's what corruption is. You know there is a different between fraud and corruption. We know what is going on in the country. What we need to do is to make sure we organize this type of seminar, tell people of the dangers of this trend.  All the change agency, the church, mosque, society must be sensitize for Nigeria to be free from corruption. Let people know this , so that our unborn children will see that corruption is a crime in the country. So that they will not see it as part of the society."

Also speaking, the deputy commandant of the corp, Achir Abraham lauded the federal government in its fight against corruption.

While admitting that it has killed a lot of system in the country, he admonished officers to imbibe the culture of not corrupting the organization as any one caught will face the full weight of the law

Earlier, the head of Anti corruption and transparency unit, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, Kogi State command, Lateef Isah said  the command is working round the clock to ensure that corruption does not creep into the system of NSCDC.

"If everyone at the gate, offices says no to corruption, corruption will have no way to creep into the system. Corruption is fighting back, but we wont stop until the nation is corrupt free" he added.

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the theme for this year world anti corruption day is ' everyone count'.




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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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