Volunteer anti-corruption group, known as ‘Follow The Money,’ has urged students of the University of Jos to use their youthful skills to track public funds meant for infrastructural projects in their various communities.
The group also said it has commenced the mobilization of students and youths across the country to take interest in the anti-graft war of the present administration.
Founder of the NGO, Hamzat Lawal, while addressing students of University Jos at the SS. Maimako Hall on Saturday said, “Follow The Money is a Non-Governmental Organisation established to act as grassroots agents to monitor any public funds appropriated and disbursed for projects that will benefit citizens of this country.”
Also speaking at the students sensitisation programme, Chief Superintendent of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Mrs. Okwong Miriam Ese, said “ICPC has received the work of this NGO as very relevant to our mandate and we have interest to partner with it because we encourage such volunteer groups to join hands with us to fight the battle together.
“We in ICPC have been calling on members of the society and civil society to join us in this anti-graft war; we welcome this ‘Follow The Money’ group, and we want more; it has to be a collective fight,” she said.
She also urged students to expose cases of sexual immorality in the campuses so as to end the social menace in our tertiary institutions.