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The Director General/CEO of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Engr. Clement Nze, FNSE, FNIWE, has charged the new inaugurated members of the Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Agency on fairness and honesty while discharging their duties.

He gave this charge while speaking at the inauguration/taking of oath of office by the new members on Thursday, 18th April, 2024, at the Agency’s Conference Room in Abuja.

The DG further called on the members to get themselves equipped as they have enormous tasks ahead. He noted that most corruption cases do not centre only monetary issues but on operational systems of the organization. He equally noted that favouritism, nepotism, absenteeism from work and the likes are forms of corruption. All these, he said, must be eliminated, or reduced to the barest minimum.

While noting that the inauguration of the new members of ACTU is very significant as part of the activities of the Agency, and in line with the work of ACTU in any organisation, he further urged the new members to do their best and rid the Agency of every form of corruption.

In his remarks the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN, represented by Baba Gali Rogo, noted that NIHSA has a duty to being alive to its responsibility by ensuring that the management and staff are diligent, responsive and dedicated to their duties for a dynamic and advanced Hydrological services. “ACTU will be a veritable tool in the achievement of this vision if allowed to effectively discharge its functions”, he added.

He further commended the DG for his initiative and support for the inauguration, stressing that ACTU as a Unit should be empowered to deliver on its mandate.

On his part, the new ACTU chairman, Mr Aliyu Falalu, an Assistant Director in the Department of Hydrogeo-Informatics, (NIHSA), expressed gratitude to the Director General, Engr. Clement Nze, and the entire management and Staff of NIHSA for making the inauguration possible and being given the opportunity to serve.

He noted that the opportunity given them is a call for the implementation of the drive of the current administration to enshrine transparency, accountability, as well as the improvement of our collective values through corruption-free practices in the system.

As the eye of the ICPC in the Agency, he further pledged to carry out his duties with due diligence and care, noting that by the grace of God, NIHSA shall be reckoned as one of the best Agencies in Anti-Corruption drive.

The creation of ACTUs in MDAs was initiated by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with the Office of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) and approved by the Federal Executive Council in 2001, to serve as an in-house check mechanism in MDAs against corrupt practices and unethical practices.

The new ACTU members nominated from the various Departments and Units of the Agency are;
1. Mr Aliyu Falalu (HGI) -Chairman
2. Mr Josiah Azaki (Audit)-Member
3. Mr Nasamu Adamu (Proc)-Member
4. Mrs Fatima Jibrin (Accts)-Member
5. Mrs Dorathy Desmond Amaka (EH)-Member
6. Mrs Rose Stephen Mamza (Store)-Member
7. Mr John Dudu (Admin & Finance)-Member/Secretary.

18th April, 2024.











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