The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offenses Commission (ICPC) driven Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTU) was successfully inaugurated in the College on Monday, February 24th. ACTU is a unit set up in all ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government to investigate and report corrupt practices and activities. The members of the ACTU Alvan Ikoku chapter are Dr. (Mrs.) H. Okafor (Team Leader), Rev. Fr Alaribe, Ms Ene Ujah (Legal Officer), Mrs. Anne Onyeneho, Mr. Lasbrey Akonye and Dr. (Mrs.) Justina Opara.
While speaking during the inauguration, the Provost, Dr. (Mrs.) Blessing ijioma informed the ICPC officials that her administration has been anti-corruption in nature and Management had instituted SERVICOM, strengthened the staff disciplinary organs and clamped down on examination malpractice. She praised the President Goodluck Jonathan led government for continuing the fight against corruption by efficiently utilizing agencies like the ICPC.
The ICPC Director in Imo State, Mr. Sakaba Ishiaku congratulated the College for instituting the ACTU and insisted that having several anti-corruption bodies does not entail duplication but was a function of specialization. He charged the members of the ACTU not to use their new positions as a pedestal for witch-hunting but a means to render service.
The inauguration was attended by many members of the College community including the full complement of Management, Deans and Directors, Union leaders and members of the press. Staff were also able to ask questions and receive clarifications from the ICPC group.
Dr. (Mrs.) Henrietta Okafor, a lecturer in the School of Education, thanked Management for selecting herself and her team members for the responsibility and promised that they will perform their duties creditably. She revealed that the ICPC had trained them on the modalities to function in ACTU and pledged that the unit will never be used unethically.
Mr. Sakaba Ishiaku performed the oath taking ceremony and swore the ACTU members in, in line with the ICPC protocols.