The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged the new members of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan to inculcate the culture of integrity, honesty, accountability, transparency and a sense of personal responsibility for this is very imperative in the fight against corruption.
This charge was given by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of Oyo State, Barrister Lucky Erewa during the inauguration of the ACTU of the College.
The RACC, who was represented by Mr. Kunlere Andrew of the state office, noted that ACTU was set up to compliment the efforts of ICPC in combating corruption especially in the public service and the country at large. He advised the school to key into the initiative.
Mr. Tope Egunjobi of ICPC took the newly inaugurated members through the Guidelines for ACTU members with emphasis on meetings, trainings, sensitisation and monitoring activities.
He further informed them that ACTU is expected to organise periodic enlightenment programmes for the staff, conduct preliminary investigation into complaints and reports, adopt code of ethics for the school, monitor budget implementation as well as carry out study and review of corruption-prone processes and procedures amongst other duties.
Making a remark at the occasion, the Provost of the College Dr. Adekoya Olatunde Owosibo who was represented by Dr. Olusegun Ayodeji commended the Commission for this laudable initiative and expressed the willingness of the College to help achieve the objective for setting up ACTU.
In his acceptance speech, the new ACTU Chairman, Dr. A.G. Ibrahim expressed the commitment of his team to discharge on their mandate and asked for the support of staff and students of the college so that they could discharge under conducive conditions.
He encouraged staff of the school to join the fight against corruption so as to have fair and just institution of higher learning.