Staff of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) have been called upon to continue to ensure that they abide by their respective professional ethics in the discharge of their duties; and indeed in serving their fatherland.
This call was made by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NIGCOMSAT, Ms.Abimbola Alale during her opening remarks at the one-day Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) sensitization programme held at the organization’s headquarters, Abuja.
Represented by the General Manager, Marketing; Mr.Shehu Kaura, the Managing Director said that the sensitization programme was apt and served as “an eye-opener that has delivered a first-hand challenge to members of staff to redouble their efforts at doing right at all times”.
In his Paper titled Concept and Philosophy of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in MDAS delivered on behalf of ICPC, Assistant Commissioner ICPC and Head of Unit overseeing ACTU, Mr.Justin Kuatsea was quick to note that “every well-meaning Nigerian should come to the realization that change in terms of corruption can only come when everyone plays their role effectively in the fight against corruption”.
Mr. Kuatsea gave the historical perspective of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) which is one of the implementation mechanisms for the corruption prohibition and prevention function of ICPC. He went further to enumerate ACTU’s overall aim; where it derives its powers from; its role in MDAs and ended the entire paper with a charge to all public servants to ensure the success of the war against corruption right from their individual tables.
He urged the ACTU/NIGCOMSAT members to be focused in carrying out their assignment because ICPC was committed to supporting them.
During the question and answer session, some attendees expressed their desires to see ICPC increase its preventive programmes and re-double its efforts in sensitizing Nigerians on and against corruption.