The Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, ATAP, International Secondary School in Bauchi has clinched second position at the just concluded maiden edition of the National Integrity Club Video competition of all Secondary Schools in Nigeria.
The competition which was organized by National Orientation Agency, NOA, in partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC. was to ensure children uphold high moral values in order to restore the society’s norms and value system.
Dr Garba Abari, the Director-General National Orientation Agency, NOA, said the agency decided to organise the award ceremony as part of its annual February 14th activity tagged ”Fall in Love with Nigeria: My Role in Making a Nigeria of my Dream”.
Dr. Garba Abari who was represented by the Bauchi state Director of the Agency Alhaji Nuru Yusuf Kobi said in an effort to uphold President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign, ICPC with the support of NOA initiated the National Ethics and Integrity Policy Frame-work in schools aimed at cultivating the minds of students on moral and ethical values.
He called on stakeholders in the sector as well as governments and non-governmental organisations to synergise towards actualizing a greater Nigeria.
Alhaji Abdullahi Hamza, Principal ATAP International School Bauchi, expressed delight at the school emerging second in the competition, pledging to perform better in future competitions.
He thanked NOA and ICPC for their intervention and efforts towards the success of the event.
Dr Adamu Sa’idu, Rector Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic ATAP Bauchi, appreciated the organizers for developing a team designed to build a love for the nation thereby making the students productive and bringing out their hidden potentials.
This year’s competition with the theme My Role in Making a Nigeria of My Dream featured the presentation of awards, match parade as well as the donation of N200,000 to the school management by the Rector ATAP.
The Government Day Secondary School (GDSS) Adankolo, Lokoja, Kogi State emerged as the winner of this year’s National Integrity Club Video NICV competition.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 28, 2020, launched the “National Ethics and Integrity Policy”, to save the country from erosion of ethics and collapse values.
The policy was conceived due to the urgent need to resuscitate and rejuvenate the nation’s lost values and Integrity, which was to obligates all Nigerians and everyone who resides within her borders to commit to upholding the core values of Integrity, human dignity, patriotism, professionalism, national unity and personal responsibility