The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has advocated the need for stronger collaboration between it and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) in the corporation.
The corporation’s Chairman, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, was quoted in a statement by the Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department of the corporation, Mr. Bashir Nuhu, as making this remark at a sensitisation seminar for Board members and management of the corporation on Tuesday in Abuja.
Sokefun pointed out that the drive toward deepening anti-corruption practices in the corporation led to the NACS’ Secretariat to host the seminar.
According to her, the collaboration through effective sensitisation on the NACS, particularly the National Ethics and Integrity Policy and the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, will enhance the ownership of the anti-corruption campaign in government agencies.
Recalling that the board and management of the corporation has always striven to uphold the core values of integrity and professionalism in the discharge of the NDIC’s mandate, Sokefun said that it was a welcome development to learn new and better ways of enhancing the anti-corruption mantra through the NACS.
She restated the corporation’s board and management total commitment to sound corporate governance.
In his remarks, the corporation’s Managing Director, Mr. Bello Hassan, who was represented at the forum by the Executive Director (Operations), Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim, described the sensitisation initiative of NACS as desirable for the collective agenda of combating all forms of corrupt practices in the country.
Speaking earlier, the ICPC’s Deputy Director, Public Institutions Ethics and Values, Mr. John Ode, said the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACTU) of the NDIC was the most active among other public institutions
Ode, therefore, charged the corporation’s management to promote all its anti-corruption campaign messages on all the corporation’s communication platforms as a way of reinforcing the conduct of staff.
He noted that the collaboration with NACS and emergence of NDIC as overall best agency in the 2021 ICPC Ethics and Integrity Scorecard among over 300 public institutions attested to the corporation’s commitment to mainstreaming anti-corruption policies and practices in its operations.