The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has said the fight against corruption must be owned by all citizens to achieve success.
Representative of the commission, Madam Ese Okwong, said this in Abuja Wednesday during a one day workshop organised by a non-governmental organisation of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Education, Social and Health Mission (MESH), supported by Lux Terra Leadership Foundation.
She said ICPC established National Anti-Corruption Coalition (NACC) to which MESH is a member as a strategy to harness the huge potentials of civil society organisations and faith-based institutions as a vital segment of the society towards the eradication of corruption.
“There is no gain saying that faith based institutions are key partners in driving home issues of ethics and morals which are much needed today in our nation,” she added.
In their comments, the National Ameerah (President) of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Hajiya Rofiah Sanni; Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) FCT, Rev. Isaac Komolafe; Aminu Inuwa Muhammad of Sultan Foundation and Iji Jacqueline of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation underscored the need for all stakeholders to do self-examination in order to achieve success in the fight against corruption.
Hajiya Rofiah said, “We started killing this country when we started separating children of different faiths from going to the same school. They need to understand different faiths. Let them know that we have Muslims, Christians and traditionalists. With that, we will grow in unity and peace.”
Lead Programme Officer, MESH, Hajiya Khadijah Oladipupo, said objectives of the workshop include mobilising religious leaders for good governance and inspire them to be champions of accountability in recognition of the need for faith based institutions to represent credible voices.