From Nnaya Okemini, Umuahia
Founder/Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Mr. David Anyaele has extolled the Organisations of Persons With Disabilities (OPWDs) for their interest in the anti-corruption fight in the country.
This was contained in a press statement issued at the end of a Consultative Meeting with OPDs on Anti-Corruption Fight in North-West geo-political zone at Grand Central Hotel, Kano, Kano State.
The campaign is being implemented through a UKAid funded project on Strengthening Citizens Resistance against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) is aimed at reducing the ill in society.
The statement, which was issued and signed by Peace Ndukwe, SCRAP C Project Lead and in possession of Thisage disapproved corrupt and criminal activities in all its ramifications.
Represented by the Senior Program Officer, Mr. Kola Ogunbiyi, he commended the OPDs in the state in particular and the country in general for the interest and their commitment to its success.
He called on PWDs across the country to join forces with other relevant civil society organisations to stand against corruption through refusal to participate in corrupt practices.
According to him, “Refuse to give or take bribe, gratification before carrying out services, always uphold the value of honesty, integrity, transparency and hard work.”
In attendance were heads of PWDs in the state including the leadership and executive members of the Joint National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD).