Piqued by the high rate of corruption plaguing both the private and public sectors, a Civil Society Organisation, Accountability Lab Nigeria, has introduced what it called Integrity Icon Nigeria (IIN), a reward system to encourage sincerity in Nigeria.
Its Country Director, Odeh Friday Odeh, while selecting the over 1000 entries across the country, added that the initiative would deodorize the public and private space for foreign investors to come in.
Odeh explained that after the selection process, 5 persons would be selected, contacted and awarded on December 9th a day earmarked by the United Nations as the International Day for Anti Corruption.
He said: “We are selecting the people we deem fit as people of integrity in the Nigerian civil service or Nigerian public service sector working for the government.
“We are trying to find people who do things the right way and ensure we have services delivered to citizens in the right way without cutting corners or without corrupt practices.
“What we have done in and around Nigeria is that we engaged a couple of volunteers in the Niger Delta region, North east region, in fact, every part of Nigeria for them to go round and even online to find people who are doing the right thing and to ensure that we have an opened government system.
Originally published in The Sun