The new Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU) committee in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment was inaugurated and charged to refocus the unit and strengthen its membership, so as to effectively carry out the war against corruption both within the ministry and its parastatals, for better service delivery.
Minister for Labour & Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, while inaugurating the new Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU) committee members in Abuja, stated that the importance of the inauguration is to strengthen Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU), in order to support the ministry in promoting accountability and transparency in its operations. It is also, to better understand ways of fighting corruption.
The minister, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Ms Kachollom Shangti Daju, mni, noted that the Unit complements and strengthens the efforts of the ICPC in the areas of monitoring, reporting and preventing corruption in the MDAs.
He reiterated, “The present administration at its inception, adopted principles of openness, probity, self-discipline, transparency and accountability in its effort to positively transform the Nation’s socio-economic, cultural and political sectors of the country”.
The minister enjoined the members to effectively discharge their sensitive task without fear or favour, while exercising fairness, honesty and sincerity of purpose in their assignment.
Ngige also urged the members to operate within the rules and regulations within which the unit was established.
The inaugurated new members of the Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU) are Mr. Bello Ahmed (Chairman); Mr. Uwalaka Anthony Ndubuisi (Deputy Chairman); Mrs. Chizobam Linda Esi (Member); Alhassan Abubakar Zubairu (Member); Azubuike Helen Enuani (member); and Sonia Edem (member).
In a goodwill message, the representative of Hon. Chairman, ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, stated that Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU) is not set up as a parallel authority to the management, rather they are to work closely together to build a reputable organization, he also solicits management support for the unit.
Responding, Chairman of the Anti-Corruption & Transparency Unit (ACTU), Mr. Bello Ahmed thanked the management for selecting them to serve as members of the committee for 3 years and also pledged to deliver on their mandates.