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ICPC Insists On Curbing Corruption In Nigeria, Starting With Aviation Sector

Channels Television  
Updated December 9, 2014

NtaThe chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,(ICPC) Ekpo Nta says as the world celebrates the United Nations (UN) Anti-Corruption Day, his commission will like to publicly deal with issues affecting corruption, starting with the aviation industry.

He said that his commission has looked at other sectors and presently the aviation sector is the sector in view by the ICPC.

Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr. Nta explained the reason why the ICPC is taking on the aviation sector, maintaining that “the airport is the first entry point when entering a country, adding that most people bribe the airport officials to prevent them from performing their legitimate duty.

He stated that there is a thin line between tips and bribe adding that most Nigerian’s are not bothered about the “level of corruption in the country especially at the airports”.

Mr. Nta noted that low level corruption becomes the internal perception “ that your country is corrupt”.

He called on Nigerians to help curb corruption is any way they can thereby calling the ICPC toll lines and any offender should be reported to the ICPC.