STI Ministry, ICPC To Partner For Socioeconomic Devt

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The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh (middle) and the assistant commissioner, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Mr. Dio Emmanuel flanked by a cross section of ministry and commission officials when the anti-graft agency paid a courtesy call on the perm sec at the ministry in Abuja.

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh, has said that the ministry will collaborate with the ICPC to ensure that rules and regulations of civil service are implemented for the desired development and growth of the country.

Monilola Udoh said this in her office today, when the officials of ICPC on the 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 to her.

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 calls 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, ICPC, Mr. Dio Emmanuel told the permanent secretary that the essence of the visit is to check the integrity of the ministry and to score her in line with the rules of ICPC.

A statement by the ministry’s deputy director, press and public relations, Obed Atuora, saidEmmanuel stated that since ICPC has not come to the ministry for system study and review that means the ministry’s score in the past is on the high level explaining that the ministry has substantial compliance.

According to him, ACTU has been institutionalised in organisations to ensure consistent study and enlightenment of staff with their ministries, department and agencies.

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