NDIC Inaugurates ACTU To Sustain Zero Tolerance For Corruption Crusade

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The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has inaugurated a 10-member Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in furtherance of its anti-corruption drive aimed at ensuring transparency and fairness in all areas of operations.

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, Mr. Bello Hassan, in his remarks during the ACTU inauguration ceremony maintained that the initiative was undertaken to sustain its culture of zero tolerance for corruption, which is further strengthened by its core values of Teamwork, Respect and Fairness, Integrity, Professionalism, and Passion.

Hassan, represented at the inauguration event conducted by officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) at the NDIC headquarters in Abuja by the Executive Director, Operations Mr. Mustapha Ibrahim said that the NDIC ACTU had strengthened the corporation’s operational system through the implementation of various compliance measures to ensure ethics, integrity, transparency and accountability in the workplace.

He listed the specific measures as including robust internal controls, regular risk assessments, strict adherence to regulatory guidelines, and comprehensive training programmes for employees.

The NDIC boss, who described the inauguration as a significant step in the corporation’s on-going commitment in the fight against corruption and enhance transparency, stressed that corporation’s management remained committed to supporting ACTU activities based on the unit’s critical role in ensuring the Corporation’s operations are conducted with integrity, free from corruption, and fostering public trust.

In his remarks, the ICPC Chairman, Dr. Musa Aliyu, commended the NDIC’s management team for their dedication and active support in establishing and advancing the activities of the ACTU to address corruption issues and foster ethical practices.

The chairman, who was represented by the ICPC’s Acting Director System Study and Review, Mr. Olusegun Adigun, lauded the efficiency and diligence of the NDIC ACTU in fulfilling its mandate, resulting in the Corporation retaining the first position for two consecutive years on the annual ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard.

In addition, Aliyu urged the new ACTU members to see their nomination as an opportunity to build on the good legacies of the previous members and to complement management’s efforts in promoting the core values of the Corporation through their assigned duties.

The Chairman stressed the need for the NDIC’s management to sustain its commitment and support to ACTU so that the Unit can perform optimally and remain a veritable tool in embedding laid down ethical standards amongst staff and sustaining a positive image for the Corporation.

At the inauguration event, 10 members of staff were sworn in as members of the NDIC ACTU with the responsibility of ensuring annual sensitization of staff against corruption; conducting System Study and Review and Corruption Risk Assessment to strengthen internal systems; monitoring budget implementation of the Corporation, coordinating whistleblowing platforms, and identifying and rewarding outstanding members of staff amongst other responsibilities.

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Barrister Adebimpe Abodunrin (left) administering the Oath of Allegiance on the Chairman of the NDIC Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), Dr. Bashir Mande (right) and other NDIC staff members of the Unit during their inauguration ceremony at the corporation’s Head Office in Abuja.

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