ICPC unveils operational guidelines for rebranded NAVC
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday unveiled its operational and training manuals for its rebranded National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC).
Chairman of the Commission, Ekpo Nta said the Corps was established in 2008 to serve as an avenue for citizens to participate actively and directly in the campaign against corruption.
He said the new Corps would develop volunteers for community service against corruption, mobilize and educate the citizens on corruption and its ills, and also act as vanguard for good governance in our society.
Nta said in 2014, the ICPC suspended activities of the NAVC nationwide because investigation indicated non-adherence to operational guidelines and proper training for volunteers and lack of proper vetting of applicants.
He pointed out that the short comings of the NAVC also included States formations adopting different types of uniforms and turning the NAVC into a Para-military organization.
From left: Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Mr Ekpo Nta; President, Brekete Family, Mr Ahmad Isah; Eze Igbo of Idu-Gbagyi Abuja, Dr Okey Ukatah and the District Head of Ija-Gbagbi, Suleja Emirate, Alhaji Muhammad Abuja, at the unveiling of ‘Operational Guidelines and Training Manuals of the National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps’ in Abuja yesterday.