The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC) to enlighten officer cadets of its department of Psychology on corruption and the techniques ICPC employs in dealing with individuals while carrying out its mandates.
The objective of the partnership was to expose the cadets to the practical aspect of their course of study.
In his remarks at the training, the ICPC Kaduna State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner, Prince Hassan Muhammed stated that ICPC was established with the responsibility of fighting corruption and corrupt activities in Nigeria.
“No doubt your field trip to ICPC is a laudable one and as students, it is expected that you would see first-hand how certain issues that had been treated apply practically in the society. In other words, you cannot be in the confines of the four walls of your institution and understand how human behaviour works without interacting with the larger society”, he said.
He further reiterated that the visit would be an eye opener and a useful one as the cadets aspired to become experts in the field of their study. “You are welcome to ICPC, and we look forward to a very formidable partnership in moving the country forward”.
On his part, the team leader of the visiting school, Dr. Jonathan Ogese, stated that the essence of the visit was to expose the Cadets to practical knowledge of psychology and to ICPC as an organisation that deals with human beings, as human behaviour is involved here.
Dr. Ogese said the visit would afford them the opportunity to learn how ICPC carries out its activities and how corruption cases are handled and prosecuted by the Commission.
The cadets were engaged in group discussions on how investigations are conducted, moot court, systems and procedures of blocking loop holes in government.