As part of its commitment to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has embarked on several interventions to sensitize workers in the aviation sector to cleanse the industry of corrupt practices.
The ICPC recently organized the maiden anti-corruption training for aviation sector workers at the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi, Nasarawa State.
According to the commission, is in pursuit of its goal to keep operators in the aviation sector abreast of the goings-on in the country on the issues of corruption.
The workshop was well attended by participants from aviation agencies including Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), among others.
Others are Nigerian Customs Service, Navy, Immigration, Airport Police, Cargo handlers, airline operators, among others.
The workshop, titled, “Anti-corruption Ethics and Training,” treated crucial topics such as “Effective Communication: A Veritable Tool for Entrenching Transparency and Accountability”; “Work Ethics and Integrity in Public Service”; “Ethical Issues in the Aviation Sector: Departure and Arrival at the Airport and International Standards and Best Practices in aviation.”
The move was in line with the Federal Ministry of Aviation’s initiative that saw the launching of a partnership with ICPC on December 9, 2014 for Anti-Corruption Initiative to improve processes in operations for better service delivery in the aviation sector.
By Patrick Aigbokhan