The Public Complaints Commission (PCC) has thrown its weight behind the 2022 edition of the Anti-Corruption marathon to be staged in Abuja on October 1 as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary.
The Chief Commissioner, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf of the Public Complaints Commission, (PCC), made the disclosure on Thursday at the official flagging off of registration of participants for the 4th edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon and Youth Summit on Anti-Corruption at the PCC Corporate headquarters in Maitama-Abuja.
He said, “This marathon will avail the youths the opportunity to redirect their energies to doing something worthwhile and shun corrupt activities.
“The objective of fighting corruption with marathon races and creating awareness of the scourge and danger of corruption is a welcome development and must be embraced by all well meaning Nigerians.
“I’m proud to announce to you that the PCC will be hosting the 4th edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race on October 1st as part of the activities marking the nation 62nd Independence Anniversary.”
“Being the chief host of this year’s event, I declare open the registration portal. I call on all our young men and women within and outside the country who wish to participate whether as officials or volunteers to register through the portal,” Ayo-Yusuf added.
Meanwhile, the National coordinator of the event, Jacob Onu, has called on notable and well meaning Nigerians to join hands in fighting against corruption.
The winner of the race will take home a cash prize of N1m.