The Oyo State Anti-Corruption Agency (OYACA) has called on the students of the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki to speak out whenever they see or experience any corrupt act or when sexually harassed by their lecturers.
The agency, which was established to investigate corruption acts by public officials, civil servants and contractors has taken its sensitization campaign around government-owned agencies, Ministries as well as State-owned institutions of higher learning.
While speaking at the sensitization and advocacy campaign program at the Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, the OYACA Chairman, Hon. Justice Eni Esan, said corruption has affected the socioeconomic growth of Nigeria and the time to wipe it out has come.
She called on the students and staff members of the institution to be wary of corruptive tendencies that could affect their images negatively while charging the management of the institution to encourage probity in the finances.
The OYACA boss called on female and male students to contact the agency by writing to OYACA head office at Ibadan, the local office at Saki or mail their complaints to the agency’s website for prompt attention.
“If you experience sexual assault from your lecturers or management of the institution, do not hesitate to contact us, you can go to our website to lodge complaints, we will take immediate action.
“We have an office here in Saki, so you won’t have to come all the way to Ibadan, you can lodge your complaints at our Saki office.”
In his speech, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Surveyor Ajibola Sikiru, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Eniola Philip appreciated the government of Oyo State, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde for deeming it fit to sensitize students and staff members about corruption and its adverse effects on the communities and the entire State.
He said the establishment of the agency was timely, as the nation is going through socioeconomic challenges that were caused by greed of the people.
He pledge the support of the entire staff members and students of the Polytechnic to OYACA, for the the growth of the State.
During the question and answer session, one a student of the institution, Peter Adekunle, urged the agency to establish Anti-Corruption Vanguard for the school, an idea that the Chairman of OYACA said was good, especially as such group has been founded in State higher institution like the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso (LAUTECH).
Among the members of OYACA board that were at the event are Prince Oyebade Oyedepo fca, I.O Tijani, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Mrs Folasade Ajibade who is the Director of ICT and the Director of Administration, Mr. Lere Omotoso.