The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has declared its willingness to partner with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in order to ensure corruption-free electricity delivery to Nigerians.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NERC, Prof. James Adeche Momoh, made this declaration during the inauguration and induction of members of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at NERC headquarters recently.
He said; “We love the Unit being instituted in our Commission because it will help us carry out our duties of ensuring that Nigerians always get the best in terms of electricity delivery. We are therefore, willing to partner with ICPC to curb corruption in the sector beginning with us here”.
Prof. Momoh noted that NERC always insisted on integrity in achieving their mandate because corruption is a form of dishonesty that distorts developmental institutions put in place by government.
“No form of corruption will be tolerated here at NERC”, he pledged.
In his address, ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye acknowledged that the inauguration of ACTU in NERC was a step in the right direction in installing the building blocks of transparent and accountable systems which are necessary ingredients in achieving a corruption-free work environment.
Owasanoye, who was represented by Kayode Kupolati of the Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department of ICPC, advised the new members of the Unit to work diligently and enlist the support of management and staff in order to achieve positive results.
On the mandate of NERC, Owasanoye charged the Commission to showcase high levels of professionalism, transparency and accountability in meeting the needs of Nigerians for safe, adequate and affordable electricity.