The Adamawa State Coordinator of National Anti-Corruption Voluntary Corps (NAVC), Mr. Yusuf Amos has described the Media as a strong force to partner on the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
Soliciting partnership with Adamawa Press Limited (APL), publishers of The Scope Newspaper, Amos said that corruption has eaten deep in every sector in Nigeria, hence the need for NAVC to help on the sensitization programme of Anti-Corruption war by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The State Coordinator, who led the State NAVC Team for a courtesy visit on the APL Administrator, stated that partnership with the Media could go a long way in succeeding the fight against corruption, noting that each Nigerian should be the change they want Nigeria to be.
Yusuf stated, “The biggest factor that has drawn us back in Nigeria is corruption. Nigerians are religious people. We claim religion, but the religion is not in us. We are coming up with a system for people to report corruption cases. The slogan, when you see something, say something should also be applied on corruption. Though we (NAVC) are few, but we will make an impact.
“We are working with the ICPC. God willing, on the 9th December, we would mark Anti-Corruption Day where all hand would be on deck to ensure that issues of corruption are addressed because countries like Malaysia that started with us have gone far ahead of us because corruption has taken the centre stage of our lives”.
Responding, the Administrator of Adamawa Press Limited (APL), Mallam Jouro Saleh Buba assured NAVC of partnership with the Print Media, stating that the fight against corruption is a collective responsibility of all concerned citizens.
While commending the zeal and patriotism of members of NAVC for waging war against corruption, the APL Boss said his doors are opened for NAVC to contribute to The Scope Newspaper by providing write-ups on corruption related issues for public awareness and for them to see the need to join in fighting the monster.