BY: Rachael Ogunmuyiwa
Dayo Aiyetan, the Executive Director, International Centre for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), has said that people are corrupt because of impunity.
Aiyetan made this declaration while speaking on, “University Corruption and the Role of investigative Journalism” at a National Campus Journalism Workshop by the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan, which held recently at Trenchard Hall.
The executive director said, “The reason people are corrupt is because of impunity but if you begin to ask questions as a media, changes will be effected.”
Also, Aiyetan noted that, “the media plays a dual role in combating corruption such as; raising the awareness of the public over the occurrence of corrupt activities, to investigate and expose acts of corruption.”
He urged campus journalists who graced the workshop from institutions across the nation to adopt critical watch-dog journalism in order to fight the smallest act of corruption such as misappropriation of fund by students’ leaders within their institutions.