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Fight Against Corruption: Police Ministry Sets Up Anti-Corruption, Transparency Unit


The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, Dr. Nasir Sani Gwarzo, has inaugurated the Ministry Anti-Corruption and Transparent Unit in conjunction with the Independence Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC), according to a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information & Public Relations Unit, Mr. Bolaji Kazeem, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP).

The Inauguration of the 11-Man member of the ACTU Unit was performed by the Permanent Secretary in the presence of the Representative of the Chairman of the Independence Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) at the Ministry Headquarters in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary pointed out that the Ministry of Police Affairs is committed to entrenching the culture of Transparency and Accountability in running the Affairs of the Ministry

He said the inauguration marks a turning point in the management of Resources of the Ministry, adding that ACTU in conjunction with ICPC would be required to examine all the processes and procedures in the Ministry to plug all loopholes and leakages

In his words, “ACTU will be properly equipped to function effectively despite the shortage of office space, efforts will be made to provide the secretariat for ACTU, and I am Soliciting the assistance of ICPC in the training of ACTU members.”

Gwarzo opined when he assumed duty as Permanent Secretary and realized ACTU was not inaugurated, he knew it was a minus to the Ministry in ensuring guidance on accountability, and thereafter sought the cooperation of ICPC to reconstitute the Unit in the Ministry of Police Affairs.

In his goodwill message, the Chairman of the Independence Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC), Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu represented by the Director of the System Study and Review Department (SSRD) Mr. Olusegun Adigun commended the Permanent Secretary for his initiative and support for the inauguration of the Unit.

According to him, “It is hoped that with this inauguration, the Unit will be empowered to deliver on its mandate which includes periodic sensitization of staff on and against corruption; examination of systems, processes, and procedures that are prone to corruption and proffering solutions”.

He charged the members to work hard and endeavour to stay on the path of integrity, be responsible and responsive in the exercise of their duty as well as to avoid any form of oppression.

Earlier, the Chairman of the reconstituted Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) and Deputy Director, Police Performance Monitoring, Mr. Ezekiel Audu, said that ACTU will be a veritable tool in the achievement of the vision of the Ministry if allowed to effectively discharge its function and urged members to be alive to their responsibility by ensuring that staff and members are diligent, responsive and dedicated to duty.

In his words, “This Ministry has the vision to reposition the Nigeria Police Force to be efficient, well-motivated, well equipped and people friendly and improve its capacity to face modern-day security challenges.”

L-R: Nafisa Abugu (ICPC); Japhet David (ICPC); Agualize Ejimeke (ICPC); Barrister Nkem Ezenwa (ICPC), Representative of Chairman (ICPC) Director of the System Study and Review Department (SSRD) Mr. Olusegun Adigun; Permanent Secretary, Dr. Nasir Sani Gwarzo; Chairman (MPA Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU)/ (Deputy Director, Police Performance Monitoring) Mr. Ezekiel Audu; Director Reforms Coordinator and Service Improvement, Msheibwala Ibrahim Musa and other members during the Inauguration of the 11-Man member of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency (ACTU) Unit at the Ministry Headquarters in Abuja.

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