The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has urged Chief Executive Officers of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of Government in Osun State to give full support to Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in their various establishments.
The call was made by the Chairman of ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) for Osun, Mr. Demola Bakare fsi during a roundtable discussion with selected CEOs of Federal Government establishments in Osun State.
Speaking on behalf of the Chairman, Mr. Bakare said ICPC was instrumental to the establishment of Anti-Corruption units in MDAs with the support of Federal Government in order to enshrine accountability and transparency in public institutions.
He quoted the various circulars and memos backing up the establishment.
He explained further that ACTUs are expected to enhance the integrity profile of their respective organisations by ensuring that due process is followed by management.
The RACC emphasized that without the support of the CEOs both morally and financially, the ACTUs would be unable to function optimally.
Present at the Roundtable, held at the Osun State Office of ICPC were, the Chief Medical Director ofObafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Ile-Ife, Dr. Okeniyi John; the representative of the Director General of Prototype Engineering Development Institute, Chief Accountant Olasoji F.K; the representative of African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English, Ile- Ife, Deputy Director Lami Ali- Fadiora and the representative of the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Ede, Barrister Alamu E.
The Deputy Director of ICPC, Mr.Clement Obaniyi earlier in his presentation titled “Operationalizing ACTUs in MDAs” said ACTU is there to work for the success of the organization by assisting management in building a transparent and ethical workforce and processes.
Mary O. Okebukola