Fight Against Corruption: NDIC Inaugurates Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has officially launched its Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in collaboration with officials from the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) at the NDIC headquarters in Abuja.

The MD/CEO of NDIC, Bello, stated that the establishment of the ACTU aligns with the Organisation’s zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, which is further reinforced by its core values of Teamwork, Respect, Fairness, Integrity, Professionalism, and Passion.

Hassan, represented by NDIC Executive Director, Operations, Mustapha Ibrahim, highlighted that the NDIC ACTU has enhanced the Corporation’s operational framework by implementing various compliance measures to uphold ethics, integrity, transparency, and accountability in the workplace.

He outlined specific measures such as robust Internal Controls, regular Risk Assessments, strict adherence to regulatory guidelines, and comprehensive training programs for employees.

The NDIC boss emphasized that the inauguration marks a significant milestone in the Corporation’s ongoing commitment to combat corruption and promote transparency.

Hassan reiterated NDIC Management’s unwavering support for ACTU activities, recognizing the unit’s pivotal role in ensuring the Corporation operates with integrity, devoid of corruption, and building public trust.

ICPC Chairman, Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, commended NDIC Management for their dedication and active involvement in establishing and advancing ACTU activities to address corruption issues and promote ethical practices.

He praised the efficiency and diligence of the NDIC ACTU in fulfilling its mandate, leading to the Corporation’s top ranking on the annual ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard for two consecutive years.

Dr. Aliyu urged the new ACTU members to view their appointment as an opportunity to uphold the legacy of their predecessors and support Management in promoting the Corporation’s core values through their assigned duties.

He stressed the importance of sustaining NDIC Management’s commitment and support for ACTU to ensure optimal performance and uphold ethical standards among staff, maintaining a positive image for the Corporation.

During the inauguration, ten (10) staff members were sworn in as members of the NDIC ACTU. Their responsibilities include conducting annual staff sensitization on corruption prevention, performing System Study & Review and Corruption Risk.

Others are; assessment to strengthen internal systems, monitoring budget implementation, coordinating whistleblowing platforms, identifying and rewarding outstanding staff members, among other duties.

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