The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has successfully completed a study of the systems, processes and procedures of National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN) to help the organisation plug loopholes that allow corruption to thrive.
During a ceremony where the report of the study was presented to the management of the Institute at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the Ag. Chairman of ICPC, Dr. Usman Musa Abubakar, who was represented by the Head of Administration, Mr. G. N. Bako said that the purpose of the review was preventive as contained in the enabling law of the Commission.
He therefore, advised the Institute to work with ICPC to ensure that all recommendations in the report were implemented to the letter in order to address some of the observed weaknesses in the accounting and administrative processes.
The Ag. Chairman emphasized the imperative of having a corruption-free training institute for the sector which would in turn positively affect the country’s power sector as a whole.
In his reaction, the Acting Director-General of NAPTIN, Alh. Ahmed Bolaji Nagode, expressed his appreciation to the Commission for guiding the Institute on the path of integrity. He said the exercise had helped the Institute to become more aware of anti-corruption legislations and the weaknesses in its systems and processes, while adding that the Institute had already begun to take measures to address some of the perceived lapses.
The Ag. DG also said his team saw the exercise as a great opportunity for the Institute to prime itself to achieve its mandate. The NAPTIN team was requested to respond to issues raised in the draft report for further processing.