The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has been inaugurated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Mr. Justin Kuatsea who represented the Commission during the inauguration, which took place at the NDIC Headquarters in Abuja urged the newly inaugurated members to carry out their assignment diligently, and continue to assist ICPC and the corporation in the fight against corruption.
The Unit consists of a Chairman, Mrs. A.O Oluwabiyi, and 6 members. It is meant to serve as an internal check mechanism that will identify lapses or omissions in the operational systems of NDIC and establish processes that are transparent and free from unethical practices.
He further advised the members not to use their position as a tool to witch-hunt or victimize members of staff, rather they should work hard to gain the support of both management and staff in order to achieve positive results and justify the trust reposed in them.
The Managing Director NDIC, Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, FCIB, mni, assured ICPC of the corporation’s continuous support in the effort to rid the country of corruption, especially in the financial sector.
His words: “NDIC will continue to partner with ICPC to have a corruption- free financial sector environment; we have zero tolerance for any form of misbehavior.”
Alhaji Ibrahim also pledged his support to the ACTU unit saying it would be allowed to operate without interference.
In her acceptance speech, the ACTU Chairperson, on behalf of the other members, pledged to display high level of integrity in the performance of their duties.