The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has inaugurated its ANTI-CORRUPTION and TRANSPARENCY UNIT (ACTU).
The eleven man committee which was sworn in on Thursday, March 2nd at an event in Lagos was charged to ensure the domestication of the key tenets of ICPC, which are transparency, accountability and good ethical practices at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
A statement by Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN stated that Alhaji Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, Director, Commercial and Business Development of the authority, who represented the MD/CEO at the event, enjoined the newly inaugurated committee to act as compliance and ethics officers with the responsibility of educating and enlightening Management and staff on the need for adherence to rules and regulations and upholding of good ethical practices in FAAN.
According to the statement, Rafindadi noted that Management is very passionate about the virtues of accountability and transparency, which informed its seamless collaboration with the ICPC in the recently concluded Critical Risk Assessment exercise to eradicate low level corruption at the nation’s airports.
He stated further that in the quest to consolidate on its relationship with the ICPC, the Authority has painstakingly nominated some of her outstanding personnel, being inaugurated today to work in collaboration with the ICPC to achieve the objectives for which the ACTU was established by the Federal Government.
Rafindadi pledged the unfailing support of FAAN to ensure the success of the UNIT.
Represented the Head of Service at the event Mrs. Ibironke Okikiolu, advised members of the committee to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure that corruption becomes a thing of the past in their areas of operation.
Also representing the chairman of ICPC Mr. S. P. Bingo, noted that the members of the committee, having been chosen because of their integrity must strive to portray and practice accountability, transparency, fairness and justice in serving FAAN and by direct implication Nigerians and foreigners alike.
The event, which was witnessed by the Authority’s Director of Security Services, Group Captain U.S.A. Sadiq, key officers from NDLEA, Nigerian Air Force, NAHCO, and other Management staff from FAAN climaxed with the swearing in of committee members and the presentation of membership plaques to them.
By Patrick Aigbokhan