The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) recently took its anti-corruption campaign to Muslims faithfuls at the Kogi State Central Mosque, Lokoja.
This was in line with its mandate of public education and mobilization.
The sensitization exercise, which is in line with Section 6 (e & f) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, was aimed at getting participants to join the anti-corruption fight.
“Speaking at the event, the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) in Kogi State, Mr. Okoro Ulu James, informed the Islamic scholars and members of the mosque that there was urgent need for them to collaborate with anti-corruption agencies through their sermons and lifestyles.
“He gave them a run-down of the duties of the Commission and some of the offences contained in the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000.
“The Commissioner advised the participants to report any corrupt practices they witness to ICPC either at the office or through ICPC’s reporting channels such as toll-free numbers, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media handles.
“In his remarks, the Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Aminu Sha’aban urged the people to pray fervently, and also put more effort towards eradicating corruption,” the ICPC said in a statement on Facebook.