Recently, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) inducted the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) in the National Orientation Agency Headquarters and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
To this end, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) ACTU organised a One Day Sensitization Programme for the staff of the Agency on dangers of corruption, development and implementation of code of conduct of staff, monitoring of budget implementation, FOIA, amongst others.
In his welcome remarks, the NOA Director General, ably represented by the Director, Programme Research and Strategy, Mr Samuel Soghul, stated that NOA aligns with every Federal Government policies that promotes development and growth of Nigeria. The Director also noted that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) was established to complement the ICPC’s effort in the fight against corruption, promote transparency and accountability in public institutions, and entrench ethical standards in public service. Furthermore, he commended the timeliness of the programme as it shows the commitment of the Agency for being at the vanguard of driving the Anti-Corruption initiative of ICPC through ACTU.
Participants at the programme were sensitized on Whistle blowing policies, Financial Regulations as an instrument of ensuring due process, transparency, accountability and ease of doing business in public establishments. It is expected that participants will imbibe the ethical codes for an effective and efficient system in the workplace.