The Public Complaints Commission has described sports as a veritable platform for a wider advocacy against corruption at all levels.
The Honourable Chief Commissioner of the PCC, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf stated this in his remarks during a courtesy visit at the Head Office of the National Lottery Trust Fund in Abuja.
The PCC Chieftain said the purpose of the visit was to solicit support from the Trust towards the successful hosting of the 4th Edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon and Youth Summit on Anti-Corruption which will be part of activities marking the 62nd Independence anniversary on 1st October, 2022.
Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf disclosed that this year’s edition of the Marathon race is being hosted by PCC in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports development as well as other Anti-Corruption bodies.
He said the event is part of government’s commitment to eradicate corruption and cultivate strong culture of integrity in the minds of the youths who are the leaders of tomorrow.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund, NLTF, Dr. Bello Maigari recounted the contributions of the Trust towards sports and health care in the country and expressed his willingness to support the hosting of the Anti Corruption Marathon.
He urged the Commission to approach the Nigeria Olympic Committee which is a promoter of sports for more support and guidance.
The Honourable chief Commissioner was accompanied on the visit by the Honourable Commissioners of Gombe and Zamfara States offices of the Commission, Hon. Tanimu Usman and Hon. Farouk Umar Musa respectively.