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246 Newly recruited Officers of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, have graduated from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence, NSCDC, Training Academy.

The Chairman of the ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was the Reviewing Officer at the Passing Out Parade of the officers, said that the coming on board of the new staff would bridge the human capacity gap being faced by the Commission.

Professor Owasanoye stated that the recruitment of the 246 staff, comprising senior and junior cadres, out of over 400,000 applicants, would enable the Commission tackle the problem of corruption that had been bedeviling Nigeria.

The chairman informed the new officers that as the country was battling with the menace of corruption posed by illicit financial flows, internet fraud, and grand corruption, among others, they are expected to shun all acts of corruption, warning that defiant staff would be shown the way out of the Commission.

The Commandant-General of NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said the new staff had been rigorously trained and equipped to function as anti-corruption officers.

Audi, who was represented at the Passing out parade by Deputy Commandant Nnamdi Nwenyi, added that the training had churned out well cultured, disciplined, and loyal staff for ICPC.

The camp commandant, Wellington Nkemadu, speaking to reporters after the event, gave the assurance that the new staff would perform any task assigned to them having undergone six-week rigorous military and technical training.

He added that the senior cadre would be moved immediately to the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, ACAN, the training arm of ICPC for another six-week training focusing on technical and core mandates of the commission.

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