First City Monument Bank, FCMB, has donated forty (40) units of new computer systems to the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training and research arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The FCMB Regional Director, Abuja and North, Mr. Lukman Mustapha, who made the presentation of the items consisting of Desk-tops, Central Processing Unit, Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems said that the donation was to assist the Commission in its anti-corruption effort.
He disclosed that FCMB had “over the years provided support in various forms to numerous private and public sector institutions.”
Mr. Lukman commended ICPC for taking the bold step to prioritize the training and equipping of staff with the appropriate skills that would enhance the performance of their duties through the setting up of ACAN. He also noted that FCMB was pleased to support the Commission and would continue to collaborate with it in the discharge of its responsibilities.
“The donation of these computers is part of our contributions to the overall success of this Commission as this gesture will go a long way in enhancing the capacity and competencies of your personnel in the discharge of their duties,” Mr. Lukman said.
While receiving the equipment on behalf of the Commission, Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, who was represented by the Secretary to the Commission, Dr. Elvis Oglafa, expressed gratitude to the entire management of FCMB for the donation.
He said: “The gesture you have made today will go a long way in helping us fight corruption, and we will make sure that this donation impacts significantly and positively on our work.”
“Corruption is a very serious crime and combating it requires concerted action. We, therefore, call on all stakeholders to join in this fight”, the Chairman added.