ICPC Affirms Support for a Vibrant Public Service

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has affirmed its support and partnership with the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (FMACCE) towards building a more vibrant public service.

The ICPC Chairman, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN, in his goodwill message at the 2024 retreat of the Ministry themed: “Driving Creativity and Innovation towards Destination 2030” which held at the Main Conference Hall of the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja on Wednesday reiterated the support of the Commission to a better public service.

Delivering his goodwill message, the ICPC boss who was represented by Mr. John Okor Odey, a deputy director, urged participants to leverage on the power of collaboration and synergy devoid of corruption, to build bridges across disciplines and sectors.

According to him, “As we embark on this journey towards destination 2030, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to advancing the course of art, culture and creative economy. Be assured of the support and partnership of ICPC, through our many platforms of integrity restoration, to work with you through the process of building a more vibrant public service”.

The Chairman also urged all stakeholders to uphold the highest ethical standards in their daily engagements in order to foster a culture of excellence and professionalism even as he called for the empowerment of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the ministry to work closely with the Commission to achieve the public service of our dreams.

“Most importantly, as we embark on this journey towards destination 2030, it is imperative that we do so with unwavering commitment to ethical conduct, transparency in doing business, respect for human dignity, a great sense of personal and collective responsibility and integrity, he said.

He explained further, “by holding these principles or core values, we not only safeguard the integrity of our creative sector but also foster a culture of excellence and professionalism.”

“May I use this opportunity to urge you to support, equip and empower the ACTU of the ministry and all agencies within it. This will enable the Unit working closely with ICPC, re-engineered to achieve the public service of our dreams”, he concluded.

Earlier in her keynote address, the Honourable Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, stressed the ministry’s readiness and commitment to collaborating with key stakeholders to achieve the goal of the current administration.

She said, “The retreat serves as a platform to assess ourselves. It provides opportunity to strengthen our bond and to generate ideas that will move the ministry forward. Our ministry will be at the forefront of driving dynamic change”.

According to the Hon. Minister, “let us come together in solidarity, uniting to actualise the Nigerian dream. Shared initiative is key to our success. We will continue to collaborate and adapt to our changing society to achieve the vision to bring the GDP to $200 billion by 2030 as well as to create two million jobs by 2027.”

Other key stakeholders at the event include the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, James Sule, CON, Special Adviser to the President on Policy and Coordination, Hadiza Bala-Usman and representatives from the Bureau of Public Procurement, National Theatre, and National Film and Video Censors Board, amongst others.