2. The ACTU, Cross River Basin Development Authority was established in January 2012 and thereafter members of the unit attended a two week intensive training organized by the ACTU, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja where they interfaced with ICPC officials.
3. Prior to the inauguration ceremony the ICPC Akwa Ibom Zonal Head paid a courtesy call on the management of the Authority. The inauguration was flagged off by a lecture on the Role and Status of the Anti –Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Units in the Fight against Corruption delivered by the ICPC Zonal Head Mr. J.O. Nnaji where he enjoined ACTU members to be model of probity, dedicated and painstaking in the discharge of their duties. He enlightened participants on the ICPC Act, the previous attempts at combating corruption, and expatiated on the role and status of ACTU.
4. The second lecture delivered by Mr. Edward Esuabana titled Combating Corruption through Human Tendencies: Controls and Character Building. The Session was spiced by discussions before the zonal Head presented the ACTU unit with standing Order, Hand bills, Posters to aid them in their activities.
5. The second day commenced with a lecture on Gender Management presented by Dr(Mrs.) Stella Maris Okey, who defined gender as a social relationship between women and men which forces people to act in a certain way. She stated that gender mainstreaming connotes recognizing and avoiding social inequalities between women and men in all areas. In addition, Mrs. Uduak Ekanem, Deputy Director (Gender& Human Rights) in her paper Gender and Water Resources Management enunciated the need for mainstreaming gender into Water Resources Management. She concluded by affirming that gender is critical factor in ensuring efficiency, sustainability and overall success in water sector projects.
6. The inauguration and sensitization workshop brought to the fore the effect of corruption on the system and the measures to curb it such as enforcement, prevention (ACTU for prevention and whistle blowing) and public education. The Management and Staff of Cross River Basin Development Authority commended the Commission for the success of the inauguration.