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  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission ICPC on Thursday inaugurated an Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU at the Federal Medical Centre FMC Lokoja in Kogi The unit was inaugurated by the ICPC Resident Anti Corruption Commissioner in Kogi Mr Okoro James Ulu who represented the Chairman of ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Owasanoye said that the unit would strengthen transparency accountability processes and systems in the medical centre He said that the Federal Government had in 2001 directed all Ministries Departments and Agencies to set up anti corruption units to support the fight against corruption in the public service According to him ACTU derives its power from sections 7 1 and 70 of the ICPC Act 2000 The ICPC chairman commended the management and staff of FMC for making the inauguration and induction a reality after years of postponements He said that the FMC being the highest care giver in Kogi must imbibe high level integrity and ethics in line with the National Ethics and Integrity Policy launched by President Muhammad Buhari in 2020 With FMC as a key stakeholder in healthcare delivery research and training in Nigeria and beyond the drivers of this health facility cannot afford to fail The board management and staff of FMC have to reinvigorate their efforts towards meeting the expectations of Nigerians to continue to provide optimal healthcare delivery in Kogi Owasanoye said The ICPC chairman therefore advised the inaugurated ACTU members to work closely with the management to build a reputable centre He added that they should work as autonomous outfit with functional links to the office of the Medical Director for effective interface Owasanoye also said that the ACTU should be guaranteed independence and protection for effective discharge of its mandate He said that the aim was to entrench a culture of discipline integrity transparency and accountability in the hospital Earlier the Medical Director Dr Olatunde Alabi said the ACTU should sensitise the management and staff of the hospital on corruption issues to ensure transparency and accountability Alabi advised members of the ACTU to work within their stipulated guidelines and assured them of the cooperation of the hospital s management The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the nine member FMC Lokoja ACTU has Dr Joseph Iduh as Chairman He said that the unit would embark on advocacy and enlightenment on anti corruption issues and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities of the hospital Iduh said that the unit would undertake investigation of any allegation reported to it by members of staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC inaugurates anti corruption unit at FMC Lokoja, 22 years after
     The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission ICPC on Thursday inaugurated an Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU at the Federal Medical Centre FMC Lokoja in Kogi The unit was inaugurated by the ICPC Resident Anti Corruption Commissioner in Kogi Mr Okoro James Ulu who represented the Chairman of ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Owasanoye said that the unit would strengthen transparency accountability processes and systems in the medical centre He said that the Federal Government had in 2001 directed all Ministries Departments and Agencies to set up anti corruption units to support the fight against corruption in the public service According to him ACTU derives its power from sections 7 1 and 70 of the ICPC Act 2000 The ICPC chairman commended the management and staff of FMC for making the inauguration and induction a reality after years of postponements He said that the FMC being the highest care giver in Kogi must imbibe high level integrity and ethics in line with the National Ethics and Integrity Policy launched by President Muhammad Buhari in 2020 With FMC as a key stakeholder in healthcare delivery research and training in Nigeria and beyond the drivers of this health facility cannot afford to fail The board management and staff of FMC have to reinvigorate their efforts towards meeting the expectations of Nigerians to continue to provide optimal healthcare delivery in Kogi Owasanoye said The ICPC chairman therefore advised the inaugurated ACTU members to work closely with the management to build a reputable centre He added that they should work as autonomous outfit with functional links to the office of the Medical Director for effective interface Owasanoye also said that the ACTU should be guaranteed independence and protection for effective discharge of its mandate He said that the aim was to entrench a culture of discipline integrity transparency and accountability in the hospital Earlier the Medical Director Dr Olatunde Alabi said the ACTU should sensitise the management and staff of the hospital on corruption issues to ensure transparency and accountability Alabi advised members of the ACTU to work within their stipulated guidelines and assured them of the cooperation of the hospital s management The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the nine member FMC Lokoja ACTU has Dr Joseph Iduh as Chairman He said that the unit would embark on advocacy and enlightenment on anti corruption issues and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities of the hospital Iduh said that the unit would undertake investigation of any allegation reported to it by members of staff NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC inaugurates anti corruption unit at FMC Lokoja, 22 years after
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    ICPC inaugurates anti corruption unit at FMC Lokoja, 22 years after

    The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday, inaugurated an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja in Kogi. The unit was inaugurated by the ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in Kogi, Mr Okoro James-Ulu, who represented the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye.

    Owasanoye said that the unit would strengthen transparency, accountability processes and systems in the medical centre.

    He said that the Federal Government had in 2001 directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to set up anti-corruption units to support the fight against corruption in the public service.

    According to him, ACTU derives its power from sections 7(1) and 70 of the ICPC Act 2000. The ICPC chairman commended the management and staff of FMC for making the inauguration and induction a reality after years of postponements.

    He said that the FMC being the highest care giver in Kogi, must imbibe high level integrity and ethics in line with the National Ethics and Integrity Policy launched by President Muhammad Buhari in 2020. ”With FMC as a key stakeholder in healthcare delivery, research and training in Nigeria and beyond, the drivers of this health facility cannot afford to fail.

    ”The board, management and staff of FMC have to reinvigorate their efforts towards meeting the expectations of Nigerians to continue to provide optimal healthcare delivery in Kogi,” Owasanoye said.

    The ICPC chairman, therefore, advised the inaugurated ACTU members to work closely with the management to build a reputable centre.

    He added that they should work as autonomous outfit with functional links to the office of the Medical Director, for effective interface.

    Owasanoye also said that the ACTU should be guaranteed independence and protection for effective discharge of its mandate.

    He said that the aim was to entrench a culture of discipline, integrity, transparency and accountability in the hospital.

    Earlier, the Medical Director, Dr Olatunde Alabi, said the ACTU should sensitise the management and staff of the hospital on corruption issues to ensure transparency and accountability.

    Alabi advised members of the ACTU to work within their stipulated guidelines and assured them of the cooperation of the hospital’s management.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the nine-member FMC Lokoja ACTU has Dr Joseph Iduh as Chairman.

    He said that the unit would embark on advocacy and enlightenment on anti-corruption issues and ensure transparency and accountability in all activities of the hospital.

    Iduh said that the unit would undertake investigation of any allegation reported to it by members of staff.


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  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC has charged the inaugurated Nigerian Shippers Council NSC Anti Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit ACTU to live by example Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Chairman ICPC gave the advice at the inauguration and induction of NSC ACTU members in Lagos on Friday Owasanoye represented by the ICPC Lagos State Resident Commissioner Mr Kabiru Elelu urged the new NSC ACTU chairman and members to ensure that all the mandates of ICPC were kept to the best of their abilities The creation of ACTU is a directive from Federal Government since 2001 for all Ministries Department and Agencies of government The ACTU members should be above board live by example It is expected that they will do all that the ICPC does ICPC is not only about enforcement it investigates report or violation of corruption and whatever vices charge offenders to court where necessary but it has a unique duty of preventing corruption from happening It educates the public against corruption and these are explicitly stated in the ICPC Act he said He urged ACTU members to carry out system study of practices and procedures of managing director operations with a view of detecting those areas prone to corruption and recommending ways to prevent it from happening We all know the effect of corruption and it is a great factor to where we are in the country today in terms of the economy how we are living or security challenge that we have For these reasons members must lead by example To have been found worthy of membership you should know that the nomination was not automatic All your curriculum vitae was submitted to ICPC who screened and asked questions before they agreed you all being members of ACTU he said Also Mr Oliver Chukwu Chairman ACTU Federal Ministry of Transportation FMOT noted that the ministry was fully in support of the inauguration and whatever it takes to support the fight against corruption On my own part as the chairman of ACTU FMOT I also support this and I call for the training of members as the fight for corruption is not an easy thing Very soon they will be doing system audit This is not to expose anybody but to find out what you are not doing well If there are loopholes in the process they will correct it They are rendering assistance to the council it is better they do it and prevent what will be a problem he said Earlier Mr Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary NSC while congratulating the inductees challenge them to always remember to be honourable and not give or take bribe This programme is to inaugurate the Shippers Council staff who had been cleared and approved by the ICPC to become members of ACTU in the council You will agree with me that in the public service government employees are regarded as representatives of the government of the day and therefore is expected to manifest the attitude of zero tolerance anti corruption as advocated by the government Our mission statement that promotes an effective and efficient transport economic regulatory system that will contribute to economic growth of the nation has imposed on us additional requirement of higher integrity in order to achieve our mission of becoming the nation s foremost regulator I congratulate the inductees and remind them that the task ahead of them is enormous and I have no doubt that they will deliver on this additional assignment with trust given to them he said Mrs Adaku Okam newly inaugurated NSC ACTU Chairman assured NSC and ICPC under which framework ACTU draws its order and the supervisory ministry FMOT that they are together Okam noted that their togetherness was not only by ACTU activities but by nationwide fight against corruption which was also a global agenda The newly inaugurated NSC ACTU pledges to serve diligently at all times and in the spirit of commitment to the common goals and in accordance to the principles of NSC and ICPC This is a great opportunity for us and an enormous task I believe we will bring special perspective on ACTU activities and sustain a corruption free organisation We can do it The NSC ACTU members are Mrs Nkechi Emeruwa Secretary Mr Zubairu Muhammed Mr John Bongko Mr Hamzat Maina Mrs Habibat Aminu Mrs Oriyomi Ige NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC charges shippers’ council anti-corruption unit to live by example 
     The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission ICPC has charged the inaugurated Nigerian Shippers Council NSC Anti Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit ACTU to live by example Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Chairman ICPC gave the advice at the inauguration and induction of NSC ACTU members in Lagos on Friday Owasanoye represented by the ICPC Lagos State Resident Commissioner Mr Kabiru Elelu urged the new NSC ACTU chairman and members to ensure that all the mandates of ICPC were kept to the best of their abilities The creation of ACTU is a directive from Federal Government since 2001 for all Ministries Department and Agencies of government The ACTU members should be above board live by example It is expected that they will do all that the ICPC does ICPC is not only about enforcement it investigates report or violation of corruption and whatever vices charge offenders to court where necessary but it has a unique duty of preventing corruption from happening It educates the public against corruption and these are explicitly stated in the ICPC Act he said He urged ACTU members to carry out system study of practices and procedures of managing director operations with a view of detecting those areas prone to corruption and recommending ways to prevent it from happening We all know the effect of corruption and it is a great factor to where we are in the country today in terms of the economy how we are living or security challenge that we have For these reasons members must lead by example To have been found worthy of membership you should know that the nomination was not automatic All your curriculum vitae was submitted to ICPC who screened and asked questions before they agreed you all being members of ACTU he said Also Mr Oliver Chukwu Chairman ACTU Federal Ministry of Transportation FMOT noted that the ministry was fully in support of the inauguration and whatever it takes to support the fight against corruption On my own part as the chairman of ACTU FMOT I also support this and I call for the training of members as the fight for corruption is not an easy thing Very soon they will be doing system audit This is not to expose anybody but to find out what you are not doing well If there are loopholes in the process they will correct it They are rendering assistance to the council it is better they do it and prevent what will be a problem he said Earlier Mr Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary NSC while congratulating the inductees challenge them to always remember to be honourable and not give or take bribe This programme is to inaugurate the Shippers Council staff who had been cleared and approved by the ICPC to become members of ACTU in the council You will agree with me that in the public service government employees are regarded as representatives of the government of the day and therefore is expected to manifest the attitude of zero tolerance anti corruption as advocated by the government Our mission statement that promotes an effective and efficient transport economic regulatory system that will contribute to economic growth of the nation has imposed on us additional requirement of higher integrity in order to achieve our mission of becoming the nation s foremost regulator I congratulate the inductees and remind them that the task ahead of them is enormous and I have no doubt that they will deliver on this additional assignment with trust given to them he said Mrs Adaku Okam newly inaugurated NSC ACTU Chairman assured NSC and ICPC under which framework ACTU draws its order and the supervisory ministry FMOT that they are together Okam noted that their togetherness was not only by ACTU activities but by nationwide fight against corruption which was also a global agenda The newly inaugurated NSC ACTU pledges to serve diligently at all times and in the spirit of commitment to the common goals and in accordance to the principles of NSC and ICPC This is a great opportunity for us and an enormous task I believe we will bring special perspective on ACTU activities and sustain a corruption free organisation We can do it The NSC ACTU members are Mrs Nkechi Emeruwa Secretary Mr Zubairu Muhammed Mr John Bongko Mr Hamzat Maina Mrs Habibat Aminu Mrs Oriyomi Ige NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC charges shippers’ council anti-corruption unit to live by example 
    Economy4 months ago

    ICPC charges shippers’ council anti-corruption unit to live by example 

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has charged the inaugurated Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) to live by example.

    Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, ICPC gave the advice at the inauguration and induction of NSC ACTU members in Lagos on Friday.

    Owasanoye, represented by the ICPC Lagos State Resident Commissioner, Mr Kabiru Elelu, urged the new NSC ACTU chairman and members to ensure that all the mandates of ICPC were kept to the best of their abilities.

    “The creation of ACTU is a directive from Federal Government since 2001 for all Ministries, Department and Agencies of government.

    “The ACTU members should be above board, live by example.

    It is expected that they will do all that the ICPC does.

    “ICPC is not only about enforcement, it investigates, report or violation of corruption and whatever vices, charge offenders to court where necessary, but it has a unique duty of preventing corruption from happening.

    “It educates the public against corruption and these are explicitly stated in the ICPC Act,” he said.

    He urged ACTU members to carry out system study of practices and procedures of managing director operations with a view of detecting those areas prone to corruption and recommending ways to prevent it from happening.

    “We all know the effect of corruption and it is a great factor to where we are in the country today, in terms of the economy, how we are living or security challenge that we have.

    “For these reasons, members must lead by example.

    To have been found worthy of membership, you should know that the nomination was not automatic.

    “All your curriculum vitae was submitted to ICPC, who screened and asked questions before they agreed you all being members of ACTU,” he said.

    Also, Mr Oliver Chukwu, Chairman ACTU, Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT), noted that the ministry was fully in support of the inauguration and whatever it takes to support the fight against corruption.

    “On my own part as the chairman of ACTU, FMOT, I also support this and I call for the training of members as the fight for corruption is not an easy thing.

    “Very soon they will be doing system audit.

    This is not to expose anybody but to find out what you are not doing well.

    If there are loopholes in the process, they will correct it.

    “They are rendering assistance to the council, it is better they do it and prevent what will be a problem,” he said.

    Earlier, Mr Emmanuel Jime, Executive Secretary, NSC, while congratulating the inductees challenge them to always remember to be honourable and not give or take bribe.

    “This programme is to inaugurate the Shippers’ Council staff who had been cleared and approved by the ICPC to become members of ACTU in the council.

    “You will agree with me that in the public service, government employees are regarded as representatives of the government of the day and therefore is expected to manifest the attitude of zero tolerance anti-corruption as advocated by the government.

    “Our mission statement that promotes an effective and efficient transport economic regulatory system that will contribute to economic growth of the nation has imposed on us additional requirement of higher integrity in order to achieve our mission of becoming the nation’s foremost regulator.

    “I congratulate the inductees and remind them that the task ahead of them is enormous and I have no doubt that they will deliver on this additional assignment with trust given to them,” he said.

    Mrs Adaku Okam, newly inaugurated NSC ACTU Chairman, assured NSC and ICPC, under which framework ACTU draws its order and the supervisory ministry, FMOT, that they are together.

    Okam noted that their togetherness was not only by ACTU activities but by nationwide fight against corruption which was also a global agenda.

    “The newly inaugurated NSC ACTU pledges to serve diligently at all times and in the spirit of commitment to the common goals and in accordance to the principles of NSC and ICPC.

    “This is a great opportunity for us and an enormous task.

    I believe we will bring special perspective on ACTU activities and sustain a corruption-free organisation.

    We can do it.

    The NSC ACTU members are Mrs Nkechi Emeruwa, Secretary, Mr Zubairu Muhammed, Mr John Bongko, Mr Hamzat Maina, Mrs Habibat Aminu, Mrs Oriyomi Ige.
    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Ahmed Audi Commandant General CG Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has tasked Officers of the Corps to investigate the financial dealings of suspected pipeline vandals Audi said this on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a 2 day training on Anti Money Laundering AL Terrorism Financing TF and Proliferation of Arms Financing PF at NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja He said that the training was to enhance the capacity of the Corps investigators and prosecutors to effectively handle cases on AL TF and PF He added that the training would mark a paradigm shift in the Corps investigation activities from focusing only on predicate offences of oil bunkering pipeline vandalism illegal mining to trailing the proceeds of stated crimes The Crime of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing is an organised crime which may be nurtured by the proceeds of illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism he said According to him this is an avenue for our investigators and prosecutors to broaden the horizon of their knowledge and expand the scope of their investigations to include tracking down movements of proceeds of these crimes by thorough profiling of the suspects This will also assist in establishing whether funds realised from vandalism is laundered or used in financing terrorism The CG encouraged the participants to pay attention to the training as the corps was ready to champion the course of giving Nigeria a good global rating He appreciated sister agencies for their renewed support as he reiterated the need for synergy adding that everyone is working towards achieving the same goal Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit NFIU Director Mr Modibbo Tukur said that at the end of the training participants should be able to identify a suspect before further interrogations When you come in contact with suspects without asking questions you should be able to detect a suspect You have to understand the stakeholders in any case you are handling by checking if there is money laundering terrorism proliferation of arms amongst other related crimes he said Tukur advised NSCDC investigators to understand and be able to identify when a case should be redirected to an appropriate authority You have to understand when a case is not yours to avoid clashes amongst agencies he said NSCDC Anti Corruption Transparency Unit ACTU Head Mrs Remilekun Ekundayo said that Audi had approved the establishment of a Central Data Base for the storage and sharing of intelligence reports on money laundering terrorism and Proliferation Financing The ACTU Head said that the Standard Operating Procedure SOP of the Corps now covers the investigation transfer and record keeping of such earlier mentioned cases She said that the training would equip trainees with necessary skills techniques and fresh ideas to effectively handle cases She acknowledged the synergy and support from NFIU who assist in enhancing the Corps investigation activities Ekundayo hoped that the collaborative efforts between the Corp and sister agencies would be further strengthened We will continue the synergy with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Department of States Security in the area of intelligence sharing parallel investigation and transfer of cases NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pipeline vandalism: NSCDC to investigate financial dealings of suspects
     Ahmed Audi Commandant General CG Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has tasked Officers of the Corps to investigate the financial dealings of suspected pipeline vandals Audi said this on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a 2 day training on Anti Money Laundering AL Terrorism Financing TF and Proliferation of Arms Financing PF at NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja He said that the training was to enhance the capacity of the Corps investigators and prosecutors to effectively handle cases on AL TF and PF He added that the training would mark a paradigm shift in the Corps investigation activities from focusing only on predicate offences of oil bunkering pipeline vandalism illegal mining to trailing the proceeds of stated crimes The Crime of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing is an organised crime which may be nurtured by the proceeds of illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism he said According to him this is an avenue for our investigators and prosecutors to broaden the horizon of their knowledge and expand the scope of their investigations to include tracking down movements of proceeds of these crimes by thorough profiling of the suspects This will also assist in establishing whether funds realised from vandalism is laundered or used in financing terrorism The CG encouraged the participants to pay attention to the training as the corps was ready to champion the course of giving Nigeria a good global rating He appreciated sister agencies for their renewed support as he reiterated the need for synergy adding that everyone is working towards achieving the same goal Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit NFIU Director Mr Modibbo Tukur said that at the end of the training participants should be able to identify a suspect before further interrogations When you come in contact with suspects without asking questions you should be able to detect a suspect You have to understand the stakeholders in any case you are handling by checking if there is money laundering terrorism proliferation of arms amongst other related crimes he said Tukur advised NSCDC investigators to understand and be able to identify when a case should be redirected to an appropriate authority You have to understand when a case is not yours to avoid clashes amongst agencies he said NSCDC Anti Corruption Transparency Unit ACTU Head Mrs Remilekun Ekundayo said that Audi had approved the establishment of a Central Data Base for the storage and sharing of intelligence reports on money laundering terrorism and Proliferation Financing The ACTU Head said that the Standard Operating Procedure SOP of the Corps now covers the investigation transfer and record keeping of such earlier mentioned cases She said that the training would equip trainees with necessary skills techniques and fresh ideas to effectively handle cases She acknowledged the synergy and support from NFIU who assist in enhancing the Corps investigation activities Ekundayo hoped that the collaborative efforts between the Corp and sister agencies would be further strengthened We will continue the synergy with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Department of States Security in the area of intelligence sharing parallel investigation and transfer of cases NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Pipeline vandalism: NSCDC to investigate financial dealings of suspects
    Defence/Security4 months ago

    Pipeline vandalism: NSCDC to investigate financial dealings of suspects

    Ahmed Audi, Commandant General (CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has tasked Officers of the Corps to investigate the financial dealings of suspected pipeline vandals.

    Audi said this on Wednesday during the opening ceremony of a 2-day training on Anti-Money Laundering(AL), Terrorism Financing (TF) and Proliferation of Arms Financing (PF) at NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja.

    He said that the training was to enhance the capacity of the Corps’ investigators and prosecutors to effectively handle cases on AL, TF and PF.

    He added that the training would mark a paradigm shift in the Corps’ investigation activities from focusing only on predicate offences of oil bunkering, pipeline vandalism, illegal mining to trailing the proceeds of stated crimes.

    “ The Crime of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing is an organised crime which may be nurtured by the proceeds of illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism,” he said.

    According to him, “ this is an avenue for our investigators and prosecutors to broaden the horizon of their knowledge and expand the scope of their investigations to include tracking down movements of proceeds of these crimes by thorough profiling of the suspects.  

    “This will also assist in establishing whether funds realised from vandalism is laundered or used in financing terrorism.

    ”   The CG encouraged the participants to pay attention to the training as the corps was ready to champion the course of giving Nigeria a good global rating.

    He appreciated sister agencies for their renewed support as he reiterated the need for synergy, adding that “everyone is working towards achieving the same goal.

    ”   Nigerian Financial  Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Director, Mr Modibbo Tukur, said that at the end of the training, participants should be able to identify a suspect before further interrogations.  

    “ When you come in contact with suspects, without asking questions you should be able to detect a suspect.

    “You have to understand the stakeholders in any case you are handling by checking if there is money laundering, terrorism, proliferation of arms amongst other related crimes,” he said.

    Tukur advised NSCDC investigators to understand and be able to identify when a case should be redirected to an appropriate authority.  

    “ You have to understand when a case is not yours to avoid clashes amongst agencies,” he said.  

    NSCDC Anti-Corruption Transparency Unit (ACTU) Head, Mrs Remilekun Ekundayo, said that Audi had  approved the establishment of a Central Data Base for the storage and sharing of intelligence reports on money laundering, terrorism and Proliferation Financing.

    The ACTU Head said that the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the Corps now covers the  investigation, transfer and record keeping of such earlier mentioned  cases.

    She said that the training would equip trainees with necessary skills, techniques and fresh ideas to effectively handle cases.

    She acknowledged the synergy and support from  NFIU who assist in enhancing the Corps’ investigation activities.

    Ekundayo hoped that the collaborative efforts between the Corp and sister agencies would be further strengthened.

    “(We will continue) the synergy with the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission and Department of States Security in the area of intelligence sharing, parallel investigation and transfer of cases.


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  •  The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC has called for concerted efforts toward curbing corruption in the public service The Executive Director of NEPC Dr Ezra Yakusak made the call at the inauguration and induction of a seven member newly reconstituted nominees of Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU of NEPC on Tuesday in Abuja While noting that corruption poses a serious development challenge in the society Yakusak said that it threatened sustainable administrative and economic development According to him this is by infringing or undermining formal processes thereby destabilising public confidence in government affairs Meaningful progress and development can therefore not be achieved if concerted efforts are not taken to curb the scourge of corruption in the public service he said The NEPC boss urged the reconstituted chairman and members of the NEPC ACTU to conduct a corruption risk assessment by identifying vulnerable areas that were prone to corruption He also urged them to proffer appropriate recommendations and develop integrity plans that would strengthen accountability and transparency toward enhanced service delivery in the council Yakusak however assured the NEPC ACTU of the support and cooperation of staff and management of NEPC in executing the task He pledged NEPC s partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Matters Commission ICPC in the fight against corruption On his part the Chairman of ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye said that the event added drive to efforts of ICPC in promoting and entrenching values of integrity accountability and transparency in government establishments Represented by the Director Systems Study Review Department ICPC Mr Abia Udofia Owasanoye said that the war against corruption demands concerted efforts to succeed The war against corruption by the Federal Government and anti corruption agencies demands that all public institutions public officers and managers of public funds are in unison to diminish and eliminate the scourge of corruption The commission notes the efforts of the management of NEPC in constantly striving toward building right ethical standards and a culture of transparency within the council This position is further confirmed by stakeholders testimonies gleaned from your website as well as the result of the 2021 deployment of the ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard NEPC attained 3rd position with a substantial compliance score of 87 out of the 301 MDAS assessed with the scorecard We are of the belief that the diligence of the ACTU in discharging duties also contributed in the attainment of this enviable score and position he said The ICPC boss urged the management of NEPC not to relent in its support to ACTU to enable the unit to continue to assist the management in sustaining its posit legacy among other successful MDAs In supporting the Unit management is encouraged to continue to provide a conducive environment for the Unit to function provide funds and office accommodation It is also to incorporate its members in various standing committees as provided for in the extant circular of government Ref No 314261 dated Oct 5 2016 Owasanoye urged the ACTU members to ensure constant sensitisation of staff on the ills of corruption implementation of code of ethics examination of systems processes and procedures of NEPC that were prone to corruption and proffer solutions The functions of the Unit also includes monitoring projects programmes and budget implementation of the council coordinating the deployment of the ethics and integrity compliance scorecard and undertaking preliminary investigations into complaints or reports received among others he said Owasanoye further urged the newly appointed members to be industrious above board responsible and responsive in the exercise of their functions and avoid questionable acts Given the strategic role you are expected to play remember he who comes to equity must come with clean hands he said The Chairman of the NEPC ACTU Mr Ganiyu Ahmid the Director ICT Unit in NEPC said they were ready to take up the responsibility and deliver the mandate according to the law We are not taking the appointment for granted and the confidence reposed on us is something we have to pay back he said Ahmid solicited the support and cooperation of his colleagues in carrying out the task NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Corruption destabilising public confidence in govt affairs–NEPC
     The Nigerian Export Promotion Council NEPC has called for concerted efforts toward curbing corruption in the public service The Executive Director of NEPC Dr Ezra Yakusak made the call at the inauguration and induction of a seven member newly reconstituted nominees of Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU of NEPC on Tuesday in Abuja While noting that corruption poses a serious development challenge in the society Yakusak said that it threatened sustainable administrative and economic development According to him this is by infringing or undermining formal processes thereby destabilising public confidence in government affairs Meaningful progress and development can therefore not be achieved if concerted efforts are not taken to curb the scourge of corruption in the public service he said The NEPC boss urged the reconstituted chairman and members of the NEPC ACTU to conduct a corruption risk assessment by identifying vulnerable areas that were prone to corruption He also urged them to proffer appropriate recommendations and develop integrity plans that would strengthen accountability and transparency toward enhanced service delivery in the council Yakusak however assured the NEPC ACTU of the support and cooperation of staff and management of NEPC in executing the task He pledged NEPC s partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Matters Commission ICPC in the fight against corruption On his part the Chairman of ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye said that the event added drive to efforts of ICPC in promoting and entrenching values of integrity accountability and transparency in government establishments Represented by the Director Systems Study Review Department ICPC Mr Abia Udofia Owasanoye said that the war against corruption demands concerted efforts to succeed The war against corruption by the Federal Government and anti corruption agencies demands that all public institutions public officers and managers of public funds are in unison to diminish and eliminate the scourge of corruption The commission notes the efforts of the management of NEPC in constantly striving toward building right ethical standards and a culture of transparency within the council This position is further confirmed by stakeholders testimonies gleaned from your website as well as the result of the 2021 deployment of the ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard NEPC attained 3rd position with a substantial compliance score of 87 out of the 301 MDAS assessed with the scorecard We are of the belief that the diligence of the ACTU in discharging duties also contributed in the attainment of this enviable score and position he said The ICPC boss urged the management of NEPC not to relent in its support to ACTU to enable the unit to continue to assist the management in sustaining its posit legacy among other successful MDAs In supporting the Unit management is encouraged to continue to provide a conducive environment for the Unit to function provide funds and office accommodation It is also to incorporate its members in various standing committees as provided for in the extant circular of government Ref No 314261 dated Oct 5 2016 Owasanoye urged the ACTU members to ensure constant sensitisation of staff on the ills of corruption implementation of code of ethics examination of systems processes and procedures of NEPC that were prone to corruption and proffer solutions The functions of the Unit also includes monitoring projects programmes and budget implementation of the council coordinating the deployment of the ethics and integrity compliance scorecard and undertaking preliminary investigations into complaints or reports received among others he said Owasanoye further urged the newly appointed members to be industrious above board responsible and responsive in the exercise of their functions and avoid questionable acts Given the strategic role you are expected to play remember he who comes to equity must come with clean hands he said The Chairman of the NEPC ACTU Mr Ganiyu Ahmid the Director ICT Unit in NEPC said they were ready to take up the responsibility and deliver the mandate according to the law We are not taking the appointment for granted and the confidence reposed on us is something we have to pay back he said Ahmid solicited the support and cooperation of his colleagues in carrying out the task NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Corruption destabilising public confidence in govt affairs–NEPC
    Economy4 months ago

    Corruption destabilising public confidence in govt affairs–NEPC

    The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has called for concerted efforts toward curbing corruption in the public service.

    The Executive Director of NEPC, Dr Ezra Yakusak, made the call at the inauguration and induction of a seven-member newly reconstituted nominees of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of NEPC on Tuesday in Abuja.

    While noting that corruption poses a serious development challenge in the society, Yakusak said that it threatened sustainable administrative and economic development.

    According to him, this is by infringing or undermining formal processes,  thereby, destabilising public confidence in government affairs.

    “Meaningful progress and development can therefore, not be achieved if concerted efforts are not taken to curb the scourge of corruption in the public service,’’ he said.

    The NEPC boss urged the reconstituted chairman and members of the NEPC-ACTU to conduct a corruption risk assessment by identifying vulnerable areas that were prone to corruption.

    He also urged them to proffer appropriate recommendations and develop integrity plans that would strengthen accountability and transparency toward enhanced service delivery in the council.

    Yakusak, however, assured the NEPC-ACTU of the support and cooperation of staff and management of NEPC in executing the task.

    He pledged NEPC’s partnership with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Matters Commission (ICPC) in the fight against corruption.

    On his part, the Chairman of ICPC, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, said that the event added drive to efforts of ICPC in promoting and entrenching values of integrity, accountability and transparency in government establishments.

    Represented by the Director, Systems Study Review Department, ICPC, Mr Abia Udofia, Owasanoye said that the war against corruption demands concerted efforts to succeed.

    “ The war against corruption by the Federal Government and anti-corruption agencies demands that all public institutions, public officers and managers of public funds are in unison to diminish and eliminate the scourge of corruption.

    “The commission notes the efforts of the management of NEPC in constantly striving toward building right ethical standards and a culture of transparency within the council.

    “This position is further confirmed by stakeholders’ testimonies gleaned from your website as well as the result of the 2021 deployment of the ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard.

    “NEPC attained 3rd position with a substantial compliance score of 87% out of the 301 MDAS assessed with the scorecard.

    “We are of the belief that the diligence of the ACTU in discharging duties, also contributed in the attainment of this enviable score and position,’’ he said.

    The ICPC boss urged the management of NEPC not to relent in its support to ACTU to enable the unit to continue to assist the management in sustaining its posit legacy among other successful MDAs “In supporting the Unit, management is encouraged to continue to provide a conducive environment for the Unit to function, provide funds and office accommodation.

    “It is also to incorporate its members in various standing committees as provided for in the extant circular of government Ref No 314261 dated Oct. 5, 2016 Owasanoye urged the ACTU members to ensure constant sensitisation of staff on the ills of corruption, implementation of code of ethics, examination of systems, processes and procedures of NEPC that were prone to corruption and proffer solutions.

    “The functions of the Unit also includes monitoring projects, programmes and budget implementation of the council, coordinating the deployment of the ethics and integrity compliance scorecard and undertaking preliminary investigations into complaints or reports received among others,’’ he said.

    Owasanoye further urged the newly appointed members to be industrious, above board, responsible and responsive in the exercise of their functions and avoid questionable acts.

    “Given the strategic role you are expected to play, remember, he who comes to equity must come with clean hands,’’ he said.

    The Chairman of the NEPC-ACTU, Mr Ganiyu Ahmid, the Director ICT Unit in NEPC, said they were ready to take up the responsibility and deliver the mandate according to the law.

    “We are not taking the appointment for granted and the confidence reposed on us is something we have to pay back,’’ he said.

    Ahmid solicited the support and cooperation of his colleagues in carrying out the task.


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  •   Australia looks to foreign workers to help eThe Australian Council of Trade Unions ACTU has called for an increase in the nation s cap on overseas workers to help address widespread labor shortages The ACTU report released on Wednesday addressed considerations that needed to be made when increasing the cap on foreign workers a problem now drawing attention across industry and government The report came following the Australian federal government s decision made late last week to increase foreign workers intake from 160 000 to between 180 000 and 200 000 The federal government agreed that the boost was necessary but said it would be important to create a plan that doesn t exploit foreign workers nor neglect the development of local skills Our migration and skills systems are broken This has resulted in the mass exploitation of temporary migrant workers and the neglect and decay of our skills training system said ACTU President Michele O Neil On Wednesday the Australian government announced the funding of 20 000 additional university places citing the fact that 90 per cent of new jobs in the next five years will require a tertiary education As Australia has emerged from the pandemic the nation s unemployment rate has reached its lowest rate since 1974 at just 3 5 per cent According to an end of June report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS job vacancies now sit at 480 100 a number just under the number of people who are officially unemployed This has led to widespread labor shortages most pronounced in hospitality retail and service industries which in the past had relied on a flow of foreign workers that was all but cut off during the first two years of the pandemic A recent report from the National Bank of Australia found that four in 10 Australian small and medium businesses believed the labor shortage was having a very significant impact on their businesses When I m out talking with customers the number one issue they continue to raise is labor shortages and this is across all sectors and all parts of the country said Andrew Irvine Group Executive for the bank of Business and Private Banking www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Australia looks to foreign workers to help ease labor shortage
      Australia looks to foreign workers to help eThe Australian Council of Trade Unions ACTU has called for an increase in the nation s cap on overseas workers to help address widespread labor shortages The ACTU report released on Wednesday addressed considerations that needed to be made when increasing the cap on foreign workers a problem now drawing attention across industry and government The report came following the Australian federal government s decision made late last week to increase foreign workers intake from 160 000 to between 180 000 and 200 000 The federal government agreed that the boost was necessary but said it would be important to create a plan that doesn t exploit foreign workers nor neglect the development of local skills Our migration and skills systems are broken This has resulted in the mass exploitation of temporary migrant workers and the neglect and decay of our skills training system said ACTU President Michele O Neil On Wednesday the Australian government announced the funding of 20 000 additional university places citing the fact that 90 per cent of new jobs in the next five years will require a tertiary education As Australia has emerged from the pandemic the nation s unemployment rate has reached its lowest rate since 1974 at just 3 5 per cent According to an end of June report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS job vacancies now sit at 480 100 a number just under the number of people who are officially unemployed This has led to widespread labor shortages most pronounced in hospitality retail and service industries which in the past had relied on a flow of foreign workers that was all but cut off during the first two years of the pandemic A recent report from the National Bank of Australia found that four in 10 Australian small and medium businesses believed the labor shortage was having a very significant impact on their businesses When I m out talking with customers the number one issue they continue to raise is labor shortages and this is across all sectors and all parts of the country said Andrew Irvine Group Executive for the bank of Business and Private Banking www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Australia looks to foreign workers to help ease labor shortage
    Foreign6 months ago

    Australia looks to foreign workers to help ease labor shortage

    Australia looks to foreign workers to help eThe Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), has called for an increase in the nation’s cap on overseas workers to help address widespread labor shortages.

    The ACTU report released on Wednesday addressed considerations that needed to be made when increasing the cap on foreign workers, a problem now drawing attention across industry and government.  

    The report came following the Australian federal government’s decision made late last week to increase foreign workers intake from 160,000 to between 180,000 and 200,000.   The federal government agreed that the boost was necessary, but said it would be important to create a plan that doesn’t exploit foreign workers nor neglect the development of local skills.  

    “Our migration and skills systems are broken.

    This has resulted in the mass exploitation of temporary migrant workers and the neglect and decay of our skills training system,” said ACTU President Michele O’Neil.   On Wednesday, the Australian government announced the funding of 20,000 additional university places, citing the fact that 90 per cent of new jobs in the next five years will require a tertiary education.  

    As Australia has emerged from the pandemic, the nation’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest rate since 1974 at just 3.5 per cent.  

    According to an end of June report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), job vacancies now sit at 480,100, a number just under the number of people who are officially unemployed.  

    This has led to widespread labor shortages, most pronounced in hospitality, retail and service industries, which in the past had relied on a flow of foreign workers that was all but cut-off during the first two years of the pandemic.  

    A recent report from the National Bank of Australia found that four in 10 Australian small and medium businesses believed the labor shortage was having a “very significant impact on their businesses.

    ”   “When I’m out talking with customers, the number one issue they continue to raise is labor shortages, and this is across all sectors, and all parts of the country”, said Andrew Irvine, Group Executive for the bank of Business and Private Banking.

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  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC office on Wednesday began training of Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ACTUs executives toward a corruption free public service The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day training is for executive members of ACTUs of Ministries Departments and parastatal Agencies MDAs on the commission s initiatives Among the initiatives are National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Executive Projects Tracking Initiative CEPTI as well as Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard EICS In his remarks the ICPC Chairman Prof Bolaji Owasanoye SAN urged ACTUs to step up their efforts at ensuring a corruption free public service by supporting their initiatives and structures Owasanoye represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju an ICPC Board member said that corruption was endemic to the country and efforts must be intensified to tackle it Essentially the purpose of this gathering is to tell people to let them understand that corruption must stop in Nigeria to restore our lost values We need to improve on our orientation and move the country forward generally We are on it things are improving things are getting better ICPC is doing its best We will cooperate with everybody We will cooperate with all Nigerians to ensure that corruption is minimised he said Also Mrs Ese Okwong ICPC Assistant Director on Education said the seminar was aimed at engaging ACTUs in various MDAs on several initiatives of the commission As active members individuals and Nigerians in general there is need for us to imbibe and exhibit values that seem to have been lost in our nation This Ethics and Integrity Policy has values such as professionalism voice and participation integrity It also talks about human dignity and right to human life All these virtues are to be upheld as Nigerians and as individuals This is a major take away he said Earlier Mr Lucky Erewa ICPC Resident Commissioner office said that the two day programme was aimed at strengthening institutions and ensuring corruption free public service Erewa said that the programme was to bring the initiatives embarked upon by the commission to the front burner and demonstrate effectiveness in the fight against corruption Today there are three basic policies the commission has actually initiated The Constituency Tracking Initiative CEPTI the Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard EICS and National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Today s programme is like bringing in the working the weakness and challenges we have had That is why we gathered today he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC trains MDA executives toward corruption-free public service
     The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC office on Wednesday began training of Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ACTUs executives toward a corruption free public service The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two day training is for executive members of ACTUs of Ministries Departments and parastatal Agencies MDAs on the commission s initiatives Among the initiatives are National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Executive Projects Tracking Initiative CEPTI as well as Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard EICS In his remarks the ICPC Chairman Prof Bolaji Owasanoye SAN urged ACTUs to step up their efforts at ensuring a corruption free public service by supporting their initiatives and structures Owasanoye represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju an ICPC Board member said that corruption was endemic to the country and efforts must be intensified to tackle it Essentially the purpose of this gathering is to tell people to let them understand that corruption must stop in Nigeria to restore our lost values We need to improve on our orientation and move the country forward generally We are on it things are improving things are getting better ICPC is doing its best We will cooperate with everybody We will cooperate with all Nigerians to ensure that corruption is minimised he said Also Mrs Ese Okwong ICPC Assistant Director on Education said the seminar was aimed at engaging ACTUs in various MDAs on several initiatives of the commission As active members individuals and Nigerians in general there is need for us to imbibe and exhibit values that seem to have been lost in our nation This Ethics and Integrity Policy has values such as professionalism voice and participation integrity It also talks about human dignity and right to human life All these virtues are to be upheld as Nigerians and as individuals This is a major take away he said Earlier Mr Lucky Erewa ICPC Resident Commissioner office said that the two day programme was aimed at strengthening institutions and ensuring corruption free public service Erewa said that the programme was to bring the initiatives embarked upon by the commission to the front burner and demonstrate effectiveness in the fight against corruption Today there are three basic policies the commission has actually initiated The Constituency Tracking Initiative CEPTI the Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard EICS and National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Today s programme is like bringing in the working the weakness and challenges we have had That is why we gathered today he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC trains MDA executives toward corruption-free public service
    Defence/Security6 months ago

    ICPC trains MDA executives toward corruption-free public service

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), office, on Wednesday began training of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs) executives toward a corruption-free public service.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two-day training is for executive members of ACTUs of Ministries, Departments and parastatal Agencies (MDAs) on the commission’s initiatives.

    Among the initiatives are National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP), Executive Projects Tracking Initiative (CEPTI), as well as Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS).

    In his remarks, the ICPC Chairman, Prof.

    Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN), urged ACTUs to step up their efforts at ensuring a corruption-free public service by supporting their initiatives and structures.

    Owasanoye, represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju, an ICPC Board member, said that corruption was endemic to the country and efforts must be intensified to tackle it.

    “Essentially, the purpose of this gathering is to tell people to let them understand that corruption must stop in Nigeria to restore our lost values.

    “We need to improve on our orientation and move the country forward generally.

    We are on it, things are improving, things are getting better.

    “ICPC is doing its best.

    We will cooperate with everybody.

    We will cooperate with all Nigerians to ensure that corruption is minimised,” he said.

    Also, Mrs Ese Okwong, ICPC Assistant Director on Education, said the seminar was aimed at engaging ACTUs in various MDAs on several initiatives of the commission.

    “As active members, individuals and Nigerians in general, there is need for us to imbibe and exhibit values that seem to have been lost in our nation.

    “This Ethics and Integrity Policy has values such as professionalism, voice and participation, integrity.

    It also talks about human dignity and right to human life.

    “All these virtues are to be upheld as Nigerians and as individuals.

    This is a major take away,” he said.

    Earlier, Mr Lucky Erewa, ICPC Resident Commissioner, office, said that the two-day programme was aimed at strengthening institutions and ensuring corruption-free public service.

    Erewa said that the programme was to bring the initiatives embarked upon by the commission to the front burner and demonstrate effectiveness in the fight against corruption.

    “Today, there are three basic policies the commission has actually initiated: The Constituency Tracking Initiative (CEPTI); the Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS) and National Ethics and Integrity Policy (NEIP).

    “Today’s programme is like bringing in the working, the weakness and challenges we have had.

    That is why we gathered today,” he said.

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  •  The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation NDIC has called for stronger collaboration with the ICPC on implementation of the National Anti Corruption Strategy NACS in the corporation A statement by Mr Bashir Nuhu the Director Communication and Public Affairs Department of the Corporation said Mrs Ronke Sokefun the Chairman of the Corporation s Board said this in Abuja on Tuesday Sokefun said at a sensitisation seminar for Board members and management of the Corporation that the drive toward deepening anti corruption practices in the Corporation informed the invitation of the NACS secretariat to host the seminar She said the collaboration through effective sensitisation on the NACS particularly the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and the Freedom of Information FoI Act would enhance the ownership of the anti corruption campaign in government agencies Sokefun said the board and management of the Corporation had always strived to uphold the core values of integrity and professionalism in the discharge of the NDIC mandate She said that it was a welcome development to learn new and better ways of enhancing the anti corruption mantra through the NACS The chairman stressed the total commitment of the board and management of NDIC to sound corporate governance Nuhu also quoted Mr Bello Hassan the Corporation s Managing Director as lauding the sensitisation initiative of NACS Bello was represented by the Executive Director Operations Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Mr John Ode the Deputy Director Public Institutions Ethics and Values of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC said the Anti Corruption Unit ACTU of the NDIC was the most active among other public institutions He charged the Corporation to further imprint its anti corruption campaign messages on all its communication channels as a way of reinforcing the conduct of staff Ode said the collaboration with NACS and emergence of NDIC as overall best agency in the 2021 ICPC Ethics and Integrity Scorecard among over 300 public institutions was testaments to the Corporation s commitment to mainstreaming anti corruption policies and practices in its operations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDIC seeks collaboration with ICPC on anti-corruption strategy
     The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation NDIC has called for stronger collaboration with the ICPC on implementation of the National Anti Corruption Strategy NACS in the corporation A statement by Mr Bashir Nuhu the Director Communication and Public Affairs Department of the Corporation said Mrs Ronke Sokefun the Chairman of the Corporation s Board said this in Abuja on Tuesday Sokefun said at a sensitisation seminar for Board members and management of the Corporation that the drive toward deepening anti corruption practices in the Corporation informed the invitation of the NACS secretariat to host the seminar She said the collaboration through effective sensitisation on the NACS particularly the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and the Freedom of Information FoI Act would enhance the ownership of the anti corruption campaign in government agencies Sokefun said the board and management of the Corporation had always strived to uphold the core values of integrity and professionalism in the discharge of the NDIC mandate She said that it was a welcome development to learn new and better ways of enhancing the anti corruption mantra through the NACS The chairman stressed the total commitment of the board and management of NDIC to sound corporate governance Nuhu also quoted Mr Bello Hassan the Corporation s Managing Director as lauding the sensitisation initiative of NACS Bello was represented by the Executive Director Operations Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Mr John Ode the Deputy Director Public Institutions Ethics and Values of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC said the Anti Corruption Unit ACTU of the NDIC was the most active among other public institutions He charged the Corporation to further imprint its anti corruption campaign messages on all its communication channels as a way of reinforcing the conduct of staff Ode said the collaboration with NACS and emergence of NDIC as overall best agency in the 2021 ICPC Ethics and Integrity Scorecard among over 300 public institutions was testaments to the Corporation s commitment to mainstreaming anti corruption policies and practices in its operations NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NDIC seeks collaboration with ICPC on anti-corruption strategy
    Economy7 months ago

    NDIC seeks collaboration with ICPC on anti-corruption strategy

    The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has called for stronger collaboration with the ICPC on implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) in the corporation.

    A statement by Mr Bashir Nuhu, the Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department of the Corporation, said Mrs Ronke Sokefun, the Chairman of the Corporation’s Board said this in Abuja on Tuesday.

    Sokefun said at a sensitisation seminar for Board members and management of the Corporation, that the drive toward deepening anti-corruption practices in the Corporation informed the invitation of the NACS secretariat to host the seminar.

    She said the collaboration through effective sensitisation on the NACS, particularly the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, would enhance the ownership of the anti-corruption campaign in government agencies.

    Sokefun said the board and management of the Corporation had always strived to uphold the core values of integrity and professionalism in the discharge of the NDIC mandate.

    She said that it was a welcome development to learn new and better ways of enhancing the anti-corruption mantra through the NACS.

    The chairman stressed the total commitment of the board and management of NDIC to sound corporate governance.

    Nuhu also quoted Mr Bello Hassan, the Corporation’s Managing Director, as lauding the sensitisation initiative of NACS.

    Bello was represented by the Executive Director (Operations), Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim.

    Mr John Ode, the Deputy Director, Public Institutions Ethics and Values of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), said the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACTU) of the NDIC was the most active among other public institutions.

    He charged the Corporation to further imprint its anti-corruption campaign messages on all its communication channels as a way of reinforcing the conduct of staff.

    Ode said the collaboration with NACS and emergence of NDIC as overall best agency in the 2021 ICPC Ethics and Integrity Scorecard among over 300 public institutions was testaments to the Corporation’s commitment to mainstreaming anti-corruption policies and practices in its operations.

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  •  Mr Olamilekan Adegbite the Minister of Mines and Steel Development MMSD has awarded 19 staff members of the Ministry for their immense contributions to the growth of the mining sector Adegbite gave the awards in commemoration of the week long activities of the 2022 Africa Public Service Day Celebration on Monday in Abuja The theme of the event for 2022 is Performance Management System Impact on productivity in the Nigeria Public Sector The African Union AU sets aside June 23 as the Africa Public Service Day APSD since 1999 and Nigeria has consistently commemorated the day annually with series of activities The minister said that the 19 staff members were selected from various departments of the ministry out of which three of them were distinguished with special awards He also gave 27 retirees deep freezers for serving the ministry as well as the country meritoriously Mrs Oluwatoyin Akinlade the Permanent Secretary MMSD said that the APSD 2022 celebration was particularly remarkable because of its theme I must crave your indulgence that this is coming after the week that was officially set aside for the celebration It was due to exigencies of duty it is never too late to celebrate ourselves The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HCSF approved a full package of a week long activity for this year including Jumat and Church Services Keep session a Town hall Meeting and among others In the context of the passion of the HCSF for improved productivity and welfare of Civil Servants there could not have been a better theme for this celebration This can summarise the vision of the HCSF to make the service a world class system that drives optimum productivity through effective and efficient Performance Management She has vigorously pursued the full implementation of the new Performance Management System through training of various categories of officers she said Akinlade said that the ministry had also made efforts within the limit of its available resources to provide facilities that would enhance productivity and staff welfare To the glory of God we now have a clinic that can provide basic health services to all staff to ensure that our health is given adequate priority Many may be unaware that within these few months of operation of the clinic health crises have been averted for some staff just through routine check by the medical team in the clinic Also we can easily see the massive deployment of ICT infrastructure within office complex aimed at achieving the full automation of the work processes in the ministry MMSD is among the first set of MDAs to receive these facilities and efforts are on to ensure that we blaze the trail in the service wide project of work process automation She said that the ministry had achieved a major improvement in the Anti Corruption Transparency Unit ACTU rating from about 26 5 per cent to 74 5 per cent compliance adding that the ministry had also surpassed its revenue projection Mr Oseni Abdullahi one of the retirees of the ministry appreciated the gesture he advised civil servants to put in their best while serving the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Adegbite awards 19 staff members of ministry of mines
     Mr Olamilekan Adegbite the Minister of Mines and Steel Development MMSD has awarded 19 staff members of the Ministry for their immense contributions to the growth of the mining sector Adegbite gave the awards in commemoration of the week long activities of the 2022 Africa Public Service Day Celebration on Monday in Abuja The theme of the event for 2022 is Performance Management System Impact on productivity in the Nigeria Public Sector The African Union AU sets aside June 23 as the Africa Public Service Day APSD since 1999 and Nigeria has consistently commemorated the day annually with series of activities The minister said that the 19 staff members were selected from various departments of the ministry out of which three of them were distinguished with special awards He also gave 27 retirees deep freezers for serving the ministry as well as the country meritoriously Mrs Oluwatoyin Akinlade the Permanent Secretary MMSD said that the APSD 2022 celebration was particularly remarkable because of its theme I must crave your indulgence that this is coming after the week that was officially set aside for the celebration It was due to exigencies of duty it is never too late to celebrate ourselves The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation HCSF approved a full package of a week long activity for this year including Jumat and Church Services Keep session a Town hall Meeting and among others In the context of the passion of the HCSF for improved productivity and welfare of Civil Servants there could not have been a better theme for this celebration This can summarise the vision of the HCSF to make the service a world class system that drives optimum productivity through effective and efficient Performance Management She has vigorously pursued the full implementation of the new Performance Management System through training of various categories of officers she said Akinlade said that the ministry had also made efforts within the limit of its available resources to provide facilities that would enhance productivity and staff welfare To the glory of God we now have a clinic that can provide basic health services to all staff to ensure that our health is given adequate priority Many may be unaware that within these few months of operation of the clinic health crises have been averted for some staff just through routine check by the medical team in the clinic Also we can easily see the massive deployment of ICT infrastructure within office complex aimed at achieving the full automation of the work processes in the ministry MMSD is among the first set of MDAs to receive these facilities and efforts are on to ensure that we blaze the trail in the service wide project of work process automation She said that the ministry had achieved a major improvement in the Anti Corruption Transparency Unit ACTU rating from about 26 5 per cent to 74 5 per cent compliance adding that the ministry had also surpassed its revenue projection Mr Oseni Abdullahi one of the retirees of the ministry appreciated the gesture he advised civil servants to put in their best while serving the country NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Adegbite awards 19 staff members of ministry of mines
    Economy7 months ago

    Adegbite awards 19 staff members of ministry of mines

    Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) has awarded 19 staff members  of the Ministry for their immense contributions to the growth of the mining sector. Adegbite gave the awards in commemoration of the week-long activities of the 2022 Africa Public Service Day Celebration on Monday in Abuja. The theme of the event for 2022 is: “Performance Management System: Impact on productivity in the Nigeria Public Sector”. The African Union (AU) sets aside June 23, as the “Africa Public Service Day (APSD) since 1999 and Nigeria has consistently commemorated the day annually with series of activities. The minister said that the 19 staff members were selected from various departments of the ministry, out of which three of them were distinguished with special awards. He also gave 27 retirees deep freezers for serving the ministry as well as the country meritoriously. Mrs Oluwatoyin Akinlade, the Permanent Secretary, MMSD, said that the APSD 2022 celebration was particularly remarkable because of its theme. “I must crave your indulgence that this is coming after the week that was officially set aside for the celebration. It was due to exigencies of duty, it is never too late to celebrate ourselves. ” The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) approved a full package of  a week-long activity for this year, including Jumat and Church Services, Keep- session, a Town-hall Meeting and among others. “In the context of the passion of the HCSF for improved productivity and welfare of Civil Servants, there could not have been a better theme for this celebration. ” This can summarise the vision of the HCSF to make the service a world class system that drives optimum productivity through effective and efficient Performance Management. ” She has vigorously pursued the full implementation of the new Performance Management System through training of various categories of officers,” she said. Akinlade said that the ministry had also made efforts within the limit of its available resources to provide facilities that would enhance productivity and staff welfare. ” To the glory of God, we now have a clinic that can provide basic health services to all staff to ensure that our health is given adequate priority. “Many may be unaware that within these few months of operation of the clinic, health crises have been averted for some staff just through routine check by the medical team in the clinic. “Also, we can easily see the massive deployment of ICT infrastructure within office complex aimed at achieving the full automation of the work processes in the ministry. ” MMSD is among the first set of MDAs to receive these facilities and efforts are on to ensure that we blaze the trail in the service-wide project of work-process automation.” She said that the ministry had achieved a major improvement in the Anti-Corruption Transparency Unit (ACTU) rating from about 26.5 per cent to 74.5 per cent compliance, adding that the ministry had also surpassed its revenue projection. Mr Oseni Abdullahi, one of the retirees of the ministry appreciated the gesture, he advised civil servants to put in their best while serving the country. 

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has urged newly inaugurated members of Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU of the News Agency of Nigeria NAN not to witch hunt staff Mr Emmanuel Nwaobilor an Assistant Chief Superintendent Officer ICPC spoke during a lecture for members of the reconstituted ACTU in Abuja on Thursday Nwaobilor told the members not to use their position as a threat to other staff but to ensure they showcased high levels of ethical standards in carrying out their mandate ACTU should not be seen as a threat but it is set up to help in reporting anti corruption cases within the agency to ICPC for proper investigation ACTU is not a set up to witch hunt or bully other members of staff You have to be friendly and diplomatic in handling issues especially with management because you need their support he said Nwaobilor cautioned the members of the unit to avoid any wrongdoing concerning their official engagement while encouraging them to be people of proven integrity He reminded them not to expose or identify informants except to the commission on request Nwaobilor assured the unit of the commission s protection against any victimisation He explained that ACTU was created to serve as an extension of ICPC in the Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs approved by government through Head of Civil Service of the Federation Nwaobilor said that ICPC established ACTU in MDAs of government as one of its strategies to tackle corruption in the public service using staff of organisations He said it was believed that those working directly in the organisations would have a better understanding and ability to identify causes of corruption within their organisations Members of the agency s ACTU are Dr Razak Owolabi Chairman Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute Secretary Mr Aliyu Abubakar Mr Dele Olorunfemi and Mrs Racheal Kopkung Source Credit NAN
    Anti-corruption unit not a tool for witch-hunting, says ICP
     The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC has urged newly inaugurated members of Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU of the News Agency of Nigeria NAN not to witch hunt staff Mr Emmanuel Nwaobilor an Assistant Chief Superintendent Officer ICPC spoke during a lecture for members of the reconstituted ACTU in Abuja on Thursday Nwaobilor told the members not to use their position as a threat to other staff but to ensure they showcased high levels of ethical standards in carrying out their mandate ACTU should not be seen as a threat but it is set up to help in reporting anti corruption cases within the agency to ICPC for proper investigation ACTU is not a set up to witch hunt or bully other members of staff You have to be friendly and diplomatic in handling issues especially with management because you need their support he said Nwaobilor cautioned the members of the unit to avoid any wrongdoing concerning their official engagement while encouraging them to be people of proven integrity He reminded them not to expose or identify informants except to the commission on request Nwaobilor assured the unit of the commission s protection against any victimisation He explained that ACTU was created to serve as an extension of ICPC in the Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs approved by government through Head of Civil Service of the Federation Nwaobilor said that ICPC established ACTU in MDAs of government as one of its strategies to tackle corruption in the public service using staff of organisations He said it was believed that those working directly in the organisations would have a better understanding and ability to identify causes of corruption within their organisations Members of the agency s ACTU are Dr Razak Owolabi Chairman Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute Secretary Mr Aliyu Abubakar Mr Dele Olorunfemi and Mrs Racheal Kopkung Source Credit NAN
    Anti-corruption unit not a tool for witch-hunting, says ICP
    Defence/Security9 months ago

    Anti-corruption unit not a tool for witch-hunting, says ICP

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged newly inaugurated members of Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) not to witch-hunt staff.

    Mr Emmanuel Nwaobilor, an Assistant Chief Superintendent Officer, ICPC, spoke during a lecture for members of the reconstituted ACTU in Abuja on Thursday.

    Nwaobilor told the members not to use their position as a threat to other staff but to ensure they showcased high levels of ethical standards in carrying out their mandate.

    “ACTU should not be seen as a threat but it is set up to help in reporting anti-corruption cases within the agency to ICPC for proper investigation.

    “ACTU is not a set up to witch-hunt or bully other members of staff. You have to be friendly and diplomatic in handling issues especially with management because you need their support,” he said.

    Nwaobilor cautioned the members of the unit to avoid any wrongdoing concerning their official engagement while encouraging them to be people of proven integrity.

    He reminded them not to expose or identify informants except to the commission on request.

    Nwaobilor assured the unit of the commission’s protection against any victimisation.

    He explained that ACTU was created to serve as an extension of ICPC in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), approved by government, through Head of Civil Service of the Federation.

    Nwaobilor said that ICPC established ACTU in MDAs of government as one of its strategies to tackle corruption in the public service using staff of organisations.

    He  said it was believed that those working directly in the organisations would have a better understanding and ability to identify causes of corruption within their organisations.

    Members of the agency’s ACTU are, Dr Razak Owolabi (Chairman), Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute (Secretary), Mr Aliyu Abubakar, Mr Dele Olorunfemi, and Mrs Racheal Kopkung.

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   gt The Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye has lauded the News Agency of Nigeria NAN for establishing its Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU Speaking in Abuja on Thursday while inaugurating the agency s ACTU Owasanoye said the inauguration was a display of strong testament and commitment by NAN The chairman who was represented by Mr Olayinka Aiyegbayo a Deputy Commissioner added that such commitment portrayed NAN as being in the forefront of driving the anti corruption initiatives of the Federal Government through the unit Owasanoye urged members of the ACTU to stay in the part of integrity by being responsible and responsive in performimg their duties He urged them to avoid any oppresive act given the strategic role they were expected to play In his remarks Mr Buki Ponle the Managing Director of NAN urged Nigerians to fight corruption at individual level for the fight championed by the Federal Government to be successful Ponle said that corruption was a monster that had defied solution over the years as such it should be fought with all vigour This fight must also be fought collectively NAN will identify itself with anything that stands against corruption he said In his speech Dr Razak Owolabi chairman of the newly inaugurated anti corruption unit said the unit was not out to witch hunt any member of staff Owolabi a Deputy Editor in Chief said the unit could not function without the support of management and staff of NAN He solicited for the support of the Managing Director and staff to make the job of the unit successful and for it to be worthy of emulation by similar units in federal ministries departments and agencies Other members of the agency s ACTU are Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute Secretary Mr Aliyu Abubakar Mr Dele Olorunfemi and Mrs Racheal Kopkung Alice Bolarinwa a lawyer from ICPC performed the formal inauguration by conducting the oath taking ceremony for the ACTU members Mr Silas Nwoha the Editor in Chief of NAN Mrs Gbemisola Erinoso Babalola Director Planning Research and Statistics Mr Moses Uzoagba Deputy Director Administration and Mr Martins Asuquo Head of Marketing were at the occasion Mr Nwaobilor Emmanuel Mr Abuo Larry and Mr Usman Adewale were among the ICPC team Source Credit NAN
    ICPC inaugurates anti – corruption unit in News Agency of Nigeria
      gt The Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC Prof Bolaji Owasanoye has lauded the News Agency of Nigeria NAN for establishing its Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit ACTU Speaking in Abuja on Thursday while inaugurating the agency s ACTU Owasanoye said the inauguration was a display of strong testament and commitment by NAN The chairman who was represented by Mr Olayinka Aiyegbayo a Deputy Commissioner added that such commitment portrayed NAN as being in the forefront of driving the anti corruption initiatives of the Federal Government through the unit Owasanoye urged members of the ACTU to stay in the part of integrity by being responsible and responsive in performimg their duties He urged them to avoid any oppresive act given the strategic role they were expected to play In his remarks Mr Buki Ponle the Managing Director of NAN urged Nigerians to fight corruption at individual level for the fight championed by the Federal Government to be successful Ponle said that corruption was a monster that had defied solution over the years as such it should be fought with all vigour This fight must also be fought collectively NAN will identify itself with anything that stands against corruption he said In his speech Dr Razak Owolabi chairman of the newly inaugurated anti corruption unit said the unit was not out to witch hunt any member of staff Owolabi a Deputy Editor in Chief said the unit could not function without the support of management and staff of NAN He solicited for the support of the Managing Director and staff to make the job of the unit successful and for it to be worthy of emulation by similar units in federal ministries departments and agencies Other members of the agency s ACTU are Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute Secretary Mr Aliyu Abubakar Mr Dele Olorunfemi and Mrs Racheal Kopkung Alice Bolarinwa a lawyer from ICPC performed the formal inauguration by conducting the oath taking ceremony for the ACTU members Mr Silas Nwoha the Editor in Chief of NAN Mrs Gbemisola Erinoso Babalola Director Planning Research and Statistics Mr Moses Uzoagba Deputy Director Administration and Mr Martins Asuquo Head of Marketing were at the occasion Mr Nwaobilor Emmanuel Mr Abuo Larry and Mr Usman Adewale were among the ICPC team Source Credit NAN
    ICPC inaugurates anti – corruption unit in News Agency of Nigeria
    General news9 months ago

    ICPC inaugurates anti – corruption unit in News Agency of Nigeria

    >The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye has lauded the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) for establishing its Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

    Speaking in Abuja on Thursday while inaugurating the agency’s ACTU, Owasanoye said the inauguration was a display of strong testament and commitment by NAN.

    The chairman who was represented by Mr Olayinka Aiyegbayo, a Deputy Commissioner, added that such commitment portrayed NAN as being in the forefront of driving the anti-corruption initiatives of the Federal Government through the unit.

    Owasanoye urged members of the ACTU to stay in the part of integrity by being responsible and responsive in performimg their duties.

    He urged them to avoid any oppresive act given the strategic role they were expected to play.

    In his remarks, Mr Buki Ponle, the Managing Director of NAN urged Nigerians to fight corruption at individual level for the fight championed by the Federal Government to be successful.

    Ponle said that corruption was a monster that had defied solution over the years, as such it should be fought with all vigour.

    “This fight must also be fought collectively. NAN will identify itself with anything that stands against corruption,” he said.

    In his speech, Dr Razak Owolabi, chairman of the newly inaugurated anti – corruption unit said the unit was not out to witch-hunt any member of staff.

    Owolabi, a Deputy Editor in Chief, said the unit could not function without the support of management and staff of NAN.

    He solicited for the support of the Managing Director and staff to make the job of the unit successful and for it to be worthy of emulation by similar units in federal ministries, departments and agencies.

    Other members of the agency’s ACTU are, Mr Ugochukwu Nwogute (Secretary), Mr Aliyu Abubakar, Mr Dele Olorunfemi, and Mrs Racheal Kopkung.

    Alice Bolarinwa, a lawyer from ICPC performed the formal inauguration by conducting the oath taking ceremony for the ACTU members.

    Mr Silas Nwoha, the Editor in Chief of NAN, Mrs Gbemisola Erinoso – Babalola, Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Mr Moses Uzoagba, Deputy Director, Administration, and Mr Martins Asuquo, Head of Marketing were at the occasion.

    Mr Nwaobilor Emmanuel, Mr Abuo Larry, and Mr Usman Adewale were among the ICPC team.

    Source Credit: NAN

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