Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission

Radiographers Board gets ACTU 

The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) has been inaugurated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The inauguration took place at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja recently with the new members consisting of a chairman, secretary and six others took their oath of office in a brief ceremony.

Speaking at the event, the ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by Mrs. Ophelia Onyeka, of Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department (CMED) noted that the inauguration was a clear demonstration of RRBN’s commitment to domesticating the anti-corruption unit within its establishment as well as a confirmation of their support for the government’s drive to rid the nation of corruption especially in public service.

Owasanoye explained that ACTU was an initiative of ICPC in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to serve as an in-house check mechanism to identify lapses in operational systems and establish institutional processes that are transparent, accountable and free of unethical practices in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to him, “The inauguration of the unit will assist ICPC in combating corrupt practices through periodic sensitization of staff on the ills of corruption; conducting preliminary investigations into reports of corrupt acts; institutionalize a code of ethics for staff, and also help in conducting system study and review of the agency.”

The ICPC boss therefore called on the newly inaugurated members not to use their positions to witch-hunt or victimize staff, rather they should aim at enlightening everyone on and against corrupt practices, and proffer solutions where there is the likelihood of corruption.

In his remark, RRBN Registrar, Prof. Mark Okenji, expressed the agency’s willingness to co-operate with ICPC to entrench transparency and accountability in the Board, noting that he had opened up a SERVICOM unit in the agency for better service delivery, and to handle complaints of corrupt acts when he assumed office last year. 

“ACTU will entrench more transparency in our dealings with our clients and on how government offices are being run,” Professor Okenji stated.

He also explained how some public officers stay on a particular schedule until their retirement, saying that such practices breeds corruption.

Prof. Okenji therefore pleaded with ICPC to introduce reforms; periodic checks of position/ cadres in the civil service; see to it that promotions were earned through hard work and not the normal yearly promotions, to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

In his acceptance speech, the ACTU Chairman, Mr. Onwuegbuchu Ebere Obinna, on behalf his team, expressed gratitude to the agency for finding them worthy of such positions and promised to abide by the rules that guide the mandate of ACTU.

 

The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) has been inaugurated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The inauguration took place at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja recently with the new members consisting of a chairman, secretary and six others took their oath of office in a brief ceremony.

Speaking at the event, the ICPC Chairman, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by Mrs. Ophelia Onyeka, of Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department (CMED) noted that the inauguration was a clear demonstration of RRBN’s commitment to domesticating the anti-corruption unit within its establishment as well as a confirmation of their support for the government’s drive to rid the nation of corruption especially in public service.

Owasanoye explained that ACTU was an initiative of ICPC in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to serve as an in-house check mechanism to identify lapses in operational systems and establish institutional processes that are transparent, accountable and free of unethical practices in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to him, “The inauguration of the unit will assist ICPC in combating corrupt practices through periodic sensitization of staff on the ills of corruption; conducting preliminary investigations into reports of corrupt acts; institutionalize a code of ethics for staff, and also help in conducting system study and review of the agency.”

The ICPC boss therefore called on the newly inaugurated members not to use their positions to witch-hunt or victimize staff, rather they should aim at enlightening everyone on and against corrupt practices, and proffer solutions where there is the likelihood of corruption.

In his remark, RRBN Registrar, Prof. Mark Okenji, expressed the agency’s willingness to co-operate with ICPC to entrench transparency and accountability in the Board, noting that he had opened up a SERVICOM unit in the agency for better service delivery, and to handle complaints of corrupt acts when he assumed office last year. 

“ACTU will entrench more transparency in our dealings with our clients and on how government offices are being run,” Professor Okenji stated.

He also explained how some public officers stay on a particular schedule until their retirement, saying that such practices breeds corruption.

Prof. Okenji therefore pleaded with ICPC to introduce reforms; periodic checks of position/ cadres in the civil service; see to it that promotions were earned through hard work and not the normal yearly promotions, to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

In his acceptance speech, the ACTU Chairman, Mr. Onwuegbuchu Ebere Obinna, on behalf his team, expressed gratitude to the agency for finding them worthy of such positions and promised to abide by the rules that guide the mandate of ACTU.