The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences (ICPC) and the Universal basic Education Commission (UBEC) have agreed to sustain the fight against corruption.
The Executive Secretary of the Common, Hammid Bobboyi, made this known while inaugurating the members of the UBEC– Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit (UBEC ACTU) in Abuja.
His words: “UBEC will continue to operate within the provision of global best practices and ensure that our staff continue to live above board and shun all forms of corrupt practices.”
A statement signed by David Apeh, Head, Public Relations and Protocol of UBEC and obtained by PlatinumPost on Tuesday, the Executive Secretary was represented by the Director, Finance and Accounts, Mike Aule.
He said : “It is no longer secret that corruption is pervasive in Nigeria. Not only do we experience poor service delivery and lack of due process in the conduct of government business in the country, but we have penchant for embezzlement of public funds.
” It is in order to reverse these ugly trends that the Federal government though the ICPC set up the Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).”
Bobboyi urged the ICPC to continually assist with expert advice so UBEC can stay on the path of sanity and fiscal discipline in the affairs of the Commission in particular and the basic education sub-sector.
In his goodwill message, the Chairman ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by Dio Emmanuel said the ACTU is the initiative of the ICPC, approved by the Federal Executive Council to serve as an in-house mechanism for corruption prevention in line with global best practices.