Corruption: ICPC launches whistleblower network in Enugu

Of Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu

the The Independent Commission on Corrupt Practices and Related Crimes (ICPC) launched the Whistleblower Anti-Corruption Reporting Network (WARN) in Enugu in a renewed effort in the war against corruption in the state.

At the inauguration, ICPC charged the network with working hard to root out corrupt practices in all local governments in Enugu State.

ICPC President Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, who appointed the WARN members, also urged them to ensure fairness and transparency in the performance of their duties.

Owasanoye, who was represented by Enugu State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner Mr. Enosa Omoighibo, urged them to be professional and earn public trust.

He said: “His task required the utmost professionalism and confidentiality in order to gain the trust of the public and, through that, obtain the necessary information and vital intelligence to crack down on corruption.”

The ICCP chief who warned that “unless we root out corruption, it will sink the whole country,” praised WARN for its support of the commission and other anti-corruption agencies inside the country.

Owasanoye urged Nigerians to join the fight against corruption to improve the lot of the country and its future generation.

WARN Executive Director, Mr. Gabriel Onwe, in his speech revealed that WARN had received a total of 1,381 whistleblowing reports and successfully provided them to anti-corruption agencies, of which three had already obtained convictions.

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