Ministry to partner with ICPC for Nigeria’s development
Chioma Eche, Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, Mrs Monilola Udoh said the ministry will collaborate with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to ensure that rules and regulations of civil service are implemented for the desired development of the country.
Mrs Udoh stated this in Abuja when the officials of the Agency on development of ethics and compliance scorecard and Anti- Corruption, and Transparency Unit (ACTU) effectiveness index in Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies paid a courtesy visit.
She stated that the civil service is the engine room of the government which drives the policies and activities of government for the socio-economic and progress of Nigerians.
To this end, the Permanent Secretary enjoined all civil servants and Nigeria to maintain high integrity and shun corruption which is inimical to the nation’s economic growth.
Consequently, she called for more staff welfare and motivation to encourage the civil servants to prompt service delivery.
Earlier, the Assistant Commissioner of ICPC Mr. Dio Emmanuel disclosed that the essence of the visit is to check the integrity of the ministry and to score her in line with the rules of the Agency.
He further stated that since ICPC has not come to the ministry for system study and review, the ministry’s score in the past is on a high level, explaining that the ministry has substantial compliance.
According to him, ACTU has institutionalised in organisations to ensure consistent study and enlightening of staff with their Ministries, Department and Agencies.