The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit held a one-day sensitization workshop for heads of secretariats, departments, and agencies on Thursday, in Abuja
The workshop is aimed at eradicating corrupt practices from the FCT Administration.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said all hands must be on deck in order to wage a successful fight against corruption.
He used the occasion to remind public officers in the FCT Administration to follow Public Service Rules when carrying out their official duties, while adding that the FCT Administration had already institutionalized good working ethics and international best practices, resulting in stronger institutions.
He also stated that the FCT Administration’s recent outstanding performance in the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC) Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies is a reflection of the FCT Administration’s entire staff’s hard work and dedication.
Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, had earlier stated in his goodwill message that the FCT Administration has demonstrated enormous dedication to the fight against corruption.
The Chairman, who was represented by Barrister Abia Udofia of the ICPC Director of Systems Study Review, explained that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit is not out to witch-hunt any organization or individual, but rather to support the government’s efforts to ensure that things are done correctly.
FCTA ACTU, he said, is active and leading the anti-corruption crusade in the FCT.
Mr. Olusade Adesola, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, noted in his remarks that the current administration has been aggressively fighting corruption for the past six years, with a fantastic track record of success.
According to him, the cankerworm known as corruption has a strong tendency to sabotage any Administration’s developmental advances and advancement.
The FCT Administration, according to the Permanent Secretary, has implemented anti-corruption policies and programs to guarantee that employees follow established government norms and procedures.
Mr. Udo Samuel Atang, Director in the Office of the FCTA Permanent Secretary, emphasized that the damaging impact of corruption on the nation’s economy and growth underscores the battle against corruption in government organizations.