The Niger State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commended the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) for taking necessary steps to inaugurate its Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).
The ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Zayyana Danmusa, who gave this commendation recently at the inauguration ceremony of the ACTU, stated that ACTUs were formed to complement the efforts of ICPC by serving as its outposts and preventive mechanism in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to fight corruption, instill ethical standards and integrity in the public service system.
The RACC added that ICPC had developed some far-reaching initiatives in prosecuting the war against corruption with the firm belief that strategic preventive engagement involving systems study and review, corruption risk assessment and the administration of Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS) in government institutions will restore the right ethical values in public service.
During the inauguration, a sensitisation lecture on ACTU Standing Order was delivered by Asst. Chief Superintendent Shettima Saleh, while a presentation on Systems Study and Review was equally delivered by Superintendent Galadima Moses.
In his remarks, the Managing Director, Professor Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, thanked ICPC for commending HYPPADEC’s efforts, stressing the readiness and commitment of its management in the fight against corrupt practices and other related offences in Nigeria.