“Stealing Is Not Corruption” – ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta
The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta recently agreed to a statement made by President Jonathan during his May 4th media chat that, stealing is not corruption. According to the him, most acts credited to corruption have no relationship with stealing.
The ICPC chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said this when a delegation from the Council for the Regulation of Engi neering in Nigeria visited the commission in Abuja to forge inter-agency partnership against corruption. Nta noted that most Nigerians, including the educated, did not quite understand what constituted corruption and stressed that it was wrong to classify theft as such.
While addressing members of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Mr Nta said there is a difference between stealing and corruption and it is wrong to classify theft as corruption. He said that we should refer back to what we were taught about stealing and corruption in school
“Stealing is erroneously reported as corruption. We must go back to what we were taught at school to show that there are educated people in Nigeria. We must address issues as we were taught in school to do”.