The independent corrupt practices and other related offence commission (ICPC) and National Orientation Agency (NOA) have tasked North – East Zonal stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy.
Baba Rogo, North East Regional Area Commissioner ICPC, and Nuru Yusuf Kobi, Bauchi State Director NOA threw this challenge on Tuesday in a sensitization dialogue with stakeholders.
The ICPC boss maintained that the commission has been doing its best to ensure the policy implementation since it got approval and adopted by the Federal Executive Council and subsequently its launching by President Muhammadu Buhari on September 2020.
He, however, highlighted the need for partnership in strengthening the implementation,
“The essence of this gathering is to intimate on your roles as critical stakeholders in the implementation of the National Ethics and Integrity Policy,
“As government agencies, media people, NGOs, traditional rulers, youths, your partnership is of paramount importace in the doing this” He said.
The state NOA Director while reinforcing the need for the partnership lamented that the National core value and ethics are in a collapse State because some stakeholders have either failed or scared to do their job.
“Unfortunately many of these corrupt individuals when identified are rather been celebrated and even awarded titles by some stakeholders in the society instead of frowning at such acts,
“For any failure in the implementation of this policy, we must hold ourselves as stakeholders accountable, because somehow, we have failed to do our Job either collectively or separately”, he said.
He also harped on the legal backing, fundamental principles and purpose of the policy which is anchored on seven core value.
“The seven core value that define the policy are human dignity, voice and participation, patriotism, personal responsibility, integrity, national unity and professionalism and its implementation will remain a daydream until you all commit your collaboration”, he said.
Meanwhile, some participants expressed their concerns on challenges that confront them in trying to aid the implementation from their wing.