ICPC Inaugurates Transparency Units In RSUBEB
The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has established the Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit ( ACTU) in the State Universal Basic Education Board.
Inaugurating the committee at the board headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Chairman of ICPC Professor Bolaji Owasanoye commended the management and staff of the board for making the inauguration a reality.
Represented by the commissioner in charge Rivers and Bayelsa state Dr. Alexander Chukwurah, the ICPC chairman said ACTU unit being established in the board was not to witch hunt anybody but pointed out that the duty of the commission is to receive and investigate complaints from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices and inappropriate cases and prosecute offenders.
While appealing to the Executive Chairman of the board Ven. Fyneface Ndubuisi Akah to endeavour to fund the committee, the ICPC boss described the commission as the apex body vested by law with the responsibility to fight corruption and other related offences in Nigeria and called for cooperation from the board.
Administering the oath of office on the committee members, Head of Prosecution Unit of the commission Dr. Agada Akogwu charged them to take the assignment given to them seriously as anyone found wanting would pay dearly for it even as he reminded them of the implication of oath taking.
Those inaugurated as ACTU members in the board were Evangelist Emmanuel Ogbugo as Chairman while Mr. Ezekiel Amachree will serve as Secretary.
Other members of the committee include, Barrister Gideon Ekanem, Mrs. Blessing Obiri, Mrs. Joy Ambakederemo, Mrs. Mabel Festus, Mrs. Edith Jack, Mrs. Ngozi Chinna, Mrs. Mina Tolofari and Mr. Ntamabari Nwizug.
In his acceptance speech on behalf of other members, chairman of ACTU committee in the board, Evangelist Emmanuel Ogbugo thanked the board for finding them worthy to serve and promised not to disappoint the board.