The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) established the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) in SEDI Enugu on Wednesday the 22nd of June 2022. The event took place at the conference hall and had in attendance the Chairman of ICPC, who was represented by the Enugu State Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner Mr. Kennedy Ebhotemen and ACTU inauguration team, The Acting Managing Director /Chief Executive Engr. David Dania, The Management team and some senior members of staff. The event started with a remark from the Ag MD/CE of SEDI Enugu, stating the importance of such occasion and that it's apt at a time like this to constitute ACTU in our dear institute in-line with Federal Government directives. The ICPC Commissioner Enugu State, read the speech of the Chairman, which state that ACTU was created in collaboration with the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to serve as an in-house check mechanism within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that would help enthrone transparency, accountability and good ethical practices in the public service.
He stressed that the institute would benefit from ACTU when it commences the implementation of its assigned functions which include systems study and review of processes and procedures of the institute, implementation of the institute’s code of ethics, and conduct of preliminary investigations into complaints received amongst others.
The Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) Mr. Kennedy Ebhotumen charged the management to ensure that ACTU members were fully supported to carry out their assigned duties, stressing that all members of staff were also required to cooperate with the unit to achieve a corrupt-free institution
He congratulated the ACTU Members and appealed to them to be of good character and not to use their new position to victimize anybody but to work with utmost integrity to uplift the institute.
The Highlights of the event was the Inauguration of the ACTU members, with the Oath of allegiance administered by Barr Enosa Omigbibo, Head legal, ICPC, Enugu State. The members include Mr. Cletus Ezeani (Chairman) Mrs Lynda Uba, Mr. Leopaul Anichebe, Engr. Chiwendu Ilochionwo, Mrs Endeline Onwubiko, Mr. Kenechukwu Chijoke, Mr Tochukwu Maduka and Engr Jude Osuji(Secretary).
The occasion also witnessed the presentation of papers by an officer from the ICPC, Assistant Commissioner, Mr. Ikeoha Chukwuma who spoke on conduct of system study and reviews. He also lectured the participants on the ACTU Standing Order.