NIMASA’s Anti-Corruption Unit Re-inaugurated to Uphold Ethical Standards and Organizational Goals

The Lagos State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has re-inaugurated the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in a bid to fortify ethical standards and pursue the organization’s objectives with integrity.

Speaking during the re-inauguration ceremony, Mr. Kabir Elelu, Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) of the ICPC Lagos office, emphasized the pivotal role of ACTU in fostering positive work ethics within NIMASA.

He underscored the importance of instilling values necessary for achieving the agency’s goals, highlighting the ACTU’s capacity to identify and address corruption concerns effectively.

“ACTU demonstrates deep understanding that personnel within the organization are best placed to recognize and address corruption concerns. The Unit facilitates and complement the efforts of ICPC in promoting high moral standards, work ethics and values needed to achieve organizational goals and objectives in a view to curbing corruption”, stated Elelu.

Delivering a lecture titled “Entrenching Integrity, transparency and Accountability in the Workplace’, Mrs. Rabiat Umar, also of the ICPC, emphasized the significance of upholding ethical principles both within the workplace and in the personal lives of staff, urging them to reject corruption as the norm and instead embrace integrity, honesty and accountability.

Mrs. Aisha Idris, the newly appointed Chairperson of NIMASA’s ACTU, affirmed her commitment to upholding the Unit’s mandate. She pledged to adhere to established protocols, working diligently to minimize corruption within the agency.