ICPC Calls On NAU Lecturers To Help Eradicate Corruption

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged the management and staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, to join the fight against corruption.

ICPC Anambra Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC), Mr. Agwu Amaefula, who spoke recently at the inauguration ceremony for members of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the university, said the Commission and Nigerians expect nothing less but the international best practices and standards from the institution.

The RACC, who was represented by a staff of Anambra State office, Mr. Inalegwu Shaibu, said, “the Unit is intended to complement the efforts of ICPC in the fight against corruption, especially in the public service and the country at large.

“New members of this Unit should be aware that the job before them is enormous and require that they be prepared to give their utmost best in terms of individual sacrifices, sincerity and dedication to the cause of anti-corruption.”

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Charles Esimone, said ACTU has been in the forefront of anti-corruption crusade in the institution.

He said, “I want to commend the Commission for the wonderful way they have been overseeing ACTU. I want to put it on record that, in terms of preventing and putting steps to mitigate corruption, our ACTU has been in the forefront. Any misconduct, we just send to ACTU.”

The new ACTU Chairman, Dr. Steve Ufoaroh, assured that the Unit would work within its mandate to curb corruption in the university.