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ICPC opens anti-corruption unit in UNIZIK


The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has inaugurated an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

The inauguration, which was held in the Council Chamber of the university, witnessed the administering of the oath of office for the committee members.

The purpose of the committee, led by Dr Stephen Ufoaroh, is to ensure transparency and accountability in line with global best practices in the daily administrative affairs of every department, faculty, unit, and directorate in the institution.

The committee was also charged with the job of sensitising staff members of the institution to global best practices.

The vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Charles Esimone, who spoke during the inauguration, said: “The essence of the inauguration is to ensure seamless and smooth operational services by members of staff of the institution in their respective directorates, units, departments, and faculties.

“This administration is hinged on administrative reforms, academic excellence, innovation, research, and community service.

“Members of this committee were carefully selected based on their previous records in administration and track record in service. I congratulate you all and urge you to put in your best towards service delivery to the institution and the education sector at large.”

Besides the chairman, other members of the committee included Prof. Uche Eunice Ekpunobi (Pure and Industrial Chemistry), Dr Chinyere Esimone (Music Department), Dr I. Onwuatuegwu (Philosophy Department), and Dr Godwin Obasikene (Medicine and Surgery Department).

Others are Prof. Machebe Victor Ozioko (Faculty of Law), Mr Paul Ifezue (Director, Internal Audit), Dr Jude Okoye (Faculty of Law), and Rev. Sr. Patricia Oranefo (Accountancy Department), while Mr Edward Kalu Okereke of the Personnel Unit is the secretary of the committee.

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