The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) is duly committed to maintaining a hitch-free working relationship with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) to promote transparent honesty and probity in her system.
This assurance was given by the Director-General/Chief Executive (DG/CE) of NOSDRA, Idris O. Musa, on Thursday during the inauguration and induction of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in the Agency by the officials of ICPC.
The DG/CE expressed his appreciation for the partnership being established by NOSDRA and ICPC, emphasizing that the door of the Agency was wide open for the Commission for unfettered cooperation and collaboration to fight institutional graft in order to promote a viable system.
In a goodwill message delivered on the occasion on behalf of the Honourable Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye (SAN), by Ophelia Onyeka, he stated that ACTU was an initiative of the Commission approved by the Federal Government to serve as an in-house mechanism for corruption prevention within MDAs, in line with global best practices of building strong institutions and institutionalizing good governance in the fight against corruption.
While congratulating the newly appointed members of ACTU in NOSDRA, Prof. Owasanoye implored them to showcase high ethical standards and sterling examples worthy of being emulated, apart from working together as a team in maintaining the culture of discipline and accountability within their organization.
In her acceptance speech and vote of thanks, Mrs Lilian Iyamu, the Chairman of ACTU, who also doubles as acting Director of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Agency, thanked the DG/CE for making the inauguration and induction of the all-important unit a reality.
Mrs Iyamu also used the occasion to solicit the cooperation and support of the staff of the Agency to enable the unit achieve its set goals and objectives.