The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in effecting its preventive mandate in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs), recently inaugurated the Anti- Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Abuja.
Delivering his welcome address at the event, the Director-General of the Institute, Prof. Oshita O. Oshita expressed optimism about the benefit of ACTU to the country. He said that with the ACTU on board the country would be able to run an accountable, open and responsible government for the good of all.
According to him, ‘’With this inauguration , the management will further strengthen the accountability mechanism at the institute to ensure value for money in all transactions, and that no one should be afraid to challenge the system on the observation of any irregularity’’.
Earlier in his goodwill message, Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, who spoke through Mr. Justin Kuatsea, a senior officer of the Commission, expressed delight over the prompt inauguration of the ACTU of the Institute.
He stated that the ACTU was expected to work for the success of the organisation. Therefore, members of the unit should be focused on the task of carrying out their assignment. ICPC, he added, was committed to supporting the unit to ensure the success of the war against corruption.
Presenting a paper, ‘’ An Overview of the Establishment and Responsibilities of the Anti- Corruption Monitoring and Transparency Unit’’ at the event, Mr. Kuatsea of the ICPC told the inductees that they had a duty to perform preliminary investigations; study and review operational systems of IPCR; and educate and enlighten all staff of IPCR on the ills of corruption. This is in order to promote ethics and enforce integrity through compliance with ethical codes of the institute.