CHAIRMAN of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has urged Nigerians to demand accountability from those in position of leadership as a way of fighting corruption.

Nta, who was speaking at a visit by National Coordinator of the Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Onwubiko, reminded Nigerians that they have every right to demand accountability from their leaders.

A statement from the Commission’s head of media, Mr. Folu Olamiti, said that Nta blamed poverty in the country on the nonchalant attitude of many Nigerians to how government spent public funds.

He also admonished the youths on the immoral use they have subjected the social media to.

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He charged: “Follow the allocation released to local government councils, internally generated revenue and the budget that approved by the councilors. Then, monitor it and publish it publicly. He said such would help to fight graft in the country.

The ICPC’s boss expressed displeasure at how Nigerian youths use the social media on mundane things.

“The kind of ways they express themselves is so appalling that you begin to wonder whether these people are ready for leadership role. The way we use it is really appalling and grammatically deficient while the contents of the message are unhealthy,” he said.

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