The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has lauded the achievements recorded by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Marine and Blue Economy; and for excelling in the practice of integrity and ethical standards.
The commendation was given by the ICPC Acting Director of Systems Study and Review Department, Mr Obaniyi Clement, during a two-day sensitisation session on “Uprooting Corruption, Promoting Integrity and Ethics in Public Service”, organised by the ACTU of the Ministry, even as he recognised their achievements in making the Unit one of the best in the Country.
Speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Magdalene Ajani stated that the “ACTU of the Ministry has been instrumental in the score and rating on the ICPC Annual Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard in 2021 and 2022. The Ministry was among the very first to introduce the new Performance Management System designed to ensure effective appraisal of staff performance.”
“Since 2020, the Ministry has consistently implemented its annual Ministerial Recognition Awards in honour of dedicated and deserving officers, who have exhibited excellence in the discharge of their duties, with the last edition recently held on Monday, 16 October 2023,” the Perm Sec added.
In her remarks, the Director of Special Duties of the Ministry, Mrs Vivian Nwosu stated that “The Ministry’s support to ACTU and its compliance rating is perceived as a testament to the management’s receptiveness to adopting practical initiatives in fighting corruption within the Ministry.”
The second day of the sensitisation featured peer review sessions which were attended by ACTU members of the Ministry and the agencies under its purview, such as the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) amongst others.