The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, has enlisted the support of the Management of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, in the fight against corruption in the country.,
He made the request on Wednesday November 11, 2015 during the inauguration and induction of a six-member committee of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the institution.
The members of ACTU, Adeyemi College chapter include Mrs. Victoria Omolabake Akindehin, Chairman; Dr. Sulaymon Muhammad Raji; Mr. Felix Ayo Ajayi; Barr. Basiru Abiodun Yusuf; Mrs. Taiwo Adedoyin and Mr. Olufemi Akingbule.
Speaking in a goodwill message delivered on his behalf by Mr. Justin Kuatsea, Head Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the ICPC, the ICPC chair stated that his decision to seek partnership with the College Management was aimed at harnessing the benefits accruable from the crucial role that education sector play in entrenching good ethical values in younger generations.
On the inauguration of ACTU in the College, Mr. Ekpo Nta said the initiative was aimed at combating corrupt practices and promotes entrenchment of transparency in the public service.
He listed the main duties of ACTU members in the College to include undertaking of systematic study and review of corruption prone processes and procedures; educate and enlighten staff against corruption; undertake preliminary investigation where petitions are received as well as development of code of ethics for compliance by staff among others.
As a way of achieving the desired goal, the Anti-graft agency chair appealed for maximum support for both Management and staff.
He congratulated members of ACTU, ACE chapter and admonished them to live up to expectation in the discharge of their duties. He also advised them to exhibit high ethical standards, integrity and dedication to anti-corruption crusade.
The ICPC Chair also advised the College Management to support the Unit financially so as to enable it function effectively.
In his address of welcome, the Provost of ACE, Prof. Olukoya Ogen lauded the Federal Government for the establishment of the ICPC noting that the Commission had lived up to its billing in its fight against corruption since it was established in the year 2000.
Prof. Ogen pledged his administration’s commitment to Zero Tolerance to Corruption and assured that all necessary machinery would be put in place to enhance the success of ACTU in the institution.
The climax of the event was the admission of oath of allegiance on the ACTU members, ACE chapter by a legal practitioner from the Corruption, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, ACTU / ICPC, Bimpe Abodunrin.
The event which alsdo featured delivery of paper on the “ Concept and Philosophy of ACTU in MDAs by Mr Justin Kuatsea had in attendance some officials of the ICPC including Messrs Samaila Tanko, Emmanuel Dio and Sunday Chimowo.
Also in attendance were the College Registrar, Mr. Felix Aderinboye; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi as well as staff and students.