Musa Aliyu, the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has said the agency is at war against corruption to ensure good governance, growth and development of the country.
Aliyu said this on Thursday at a strategic meeting with delegates from the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, AUDA-NEPAD in Abuja.
The ICPC boss restated the commission’s commitment to detect and tackle corruption that has had a negative impact on Nigeria’s image for so long.
According to him, the impact of corruption is manifested in underdevelopment and poverty, which makes the prospect of investment unappealing.
He said that the responsibility for projecting the country in a positive light must be a collective effort.
The ICPC boss recalled that his predecessors had left a legacy of strategic partnerships with organisations, which he intended to build upon.
He said that there was a viable track record of ICPC and NEPAD working together on various projects, including election monitoring.
He added that future collaborations must be geared towards projecting a positive image of Nigeria to encourage internal and foreign investment while fostering development.
According to him, eradicating corruption in Nigeria will be infectious to neighbouring countries and the continent as a whole.