The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RAC), Enugu State Office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Mr. Sule Amedu, has urged members of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Units (ACTUs), management and staff of Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) and Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu State, to entrench the culture of discipline and accountability in their various organizations.
Mr. Amedu made the call recently at the inauguration and induction ceremonies of the two units which were held in Anambra and Enugu states respectively.
Speaking during the two separate events, the ICPC RAC stated that the inauguration and induction exercise was in compliance with the Standing Order for the operations of ACTU in government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
While commending the management and staff of the two agencies for making the exercise possible, he enjoined them to provide the ACTU members with the enabling environment to work as well as to make the necessary funds available in line with the ACTU funding circular of October 5, 2016.
Mr. Amedu also cautioned the ACTU members against using their positions for witch-hunt, victimization or taking undue advantage of members of the public but to work closely with the management to tackle issues of corruption in the two agencies.
Speaking at the Anambra State event, the Executive Chairman, ASUBEB, Chief Patrick Ugbaja, expressed delight at the inauguration ceremony of the ACTU members, saying that the gesture would help curb corruption in the organization.
The chairman noted that the Anambra State Government had zero tolerance to corruption and had gone ahead to set ten shared values for public servants in the state to imbibe.
Chief Ugbaja further noted that the shared values were meant to reshape and reposition the psyche of the public servants.
Also, in his remark during the ceremony in Enugu State, PRODA Acting Director, Dr. Fabian Okonkwo, who was represented by the Head of Administration, Dr. Edwin Oriaku, disclosed that setting up of ACTU in the Institute had become necessary following increasing cases of corruption in the agency.
He therefore appealed to members of staff of the institute to desist from all acts that were inimical to the dictates of the organization.
Highlight of the two events was the administration of the oath of allegiance on members of the two units.