By Lucky Barth, Abuja, Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said that corruption enriches individuals but destroys great nations.
He stated this in Abuja while receiving in audience the Executive Director of Citizens Awareness Against Corruption and Social Vices Initiative, Mr. Olumuyiwa Onlede.
The NCPC boss frowned at the situation whereby corrupt people enriched themselves with the money meant for our common wealth and divert it for personal benefits.
He also decried a situation where leaders would loot the resources of their States only to leave behind massive debts for generation yet unborn.
Rev. Pam commended the organization for its efforts in creating awareness against Corruption, stressing that their efforts should be celebrated by all and sundry at a time when the young ones were being distracted by materialism and unhealthy ventures.
The NCPC Boss advised them to use their talents to better their youthful life rather than indulging in criminality, adding that the Commission’s stand on corruption cannot be compromised thus he would collaborate with their NGO and other non-governmental organizations that are also involved in fighting corruption.
In his words, “lets join hands together to see how we can partner, we will do our best to support you”.
He further promised to collaborate with them to improve the image of NCPC and Nigeria.
Earlier, the Executive director of Citizens Awareness Against Corruption and Social Vices Initiative, Mr. Olumuyiwa onlede congratulated Rev. Pam on his well deserved appointment and thanked Mr. President for finding him worthy of the appointment.
The Executive Director stated that Corruption had been the bane of our development, urging the NCPC boss to work the talk by ensuring that the fight against corruption which the present administration is hinged on should be applied in NCPC.