Chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) board, Mrs Ronke Sokefun has called for stronger collaboration on the implementation of National Anti-Corruption Strategy towards strengthening the fight against corruption in the country.
Mrs Sokefun made the call in Abuja at a sensitization seminar for board and management of the corporation facilitated by the National Anti-Corruption Strategy secretariat, according to a statement that was issued by NDIC’s director, communication & public affairs department, Bashir Nuhu.
The NDIC chairman said collaboration through effective sensitization on components of the strategy, particularly the national ethics & integrity policy, and the Freedom of Information Act would go a long way in enhancing the buy-in and ownership of the anti-corruption campaign of the federal government amongst top echelons of government agencies.
Announcing the commitment of the board and management of NDIC to sound corporate governance, Mrs Sokefun said the drive towards deepening anti-corruption practices in the corporation informed the invitation of the anti-corruption strategy secretariat to host the sensitization seminar.
She added that while NDIC management has always strived to uphold the core values of integrity and professionalism in the discharge of its mandate, it would always be a welcome development to learn new and better ways of enhancing the anti-corruption mantra through the instrumentality of the NACS.
NDIC’s managing director who was represented by the executive director (Operations), Mal. Mustapha Ibrahim commended the initiative of NACS secretariat at embarking on sensitization of board and senior management of agencies on such an important national policy of the government.
In his presentation on the national integrity ethics and integrity policy, the deputy director, public institutions ethics & values of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Mr John Ode lauded the NDIC board for being the first institution in both the public and private sector to accept and also take the NACS sensitization to the board level.
Mr Ode said the collaboration with NACS and the emergence of NDIC as overall best agency in the 2021 ICPC ethics & integrity scorecard among over 300 public institutions were testament to the corporation’s commitment to mainstreaming anti-corruption policies and practices into its operations.
Ode who said the anti-corruption unit of the NDIC was the most active among other public institutions, charged the corporation to further imprint its anti-corruption campaign messages on all its communication channels as a way of reinforcing the conduct of staff.