Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa under its BounceCorruption Program has launched a public integrity debate across tertiary institutions across Nigeria. This has been done as part of their efforts to mobilise 20 million Nigerian Youth against Corruption.
According to a statement signed by YIAGA Africa Executive Director, Samson Itodo, the debate competition will involve selected tertiary institutions across the six geo-political zones of the country. Also, the competition is necessitated by the high rate of corruption amongst Nigerian youth coupled with increased rate of unemployment.
While lamenting the fact that young people constitute the largest percentage of Nigerians who are likely to pay or receive bribe, Itodo said, the debate will create a platform for harnessing youth views into the anti-corruption crusade as well as for propagating the values of integrity, transparency and accountability.