The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has set up an 11-man Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) with the charge to imbibe the virtues of accountability and transparency.
Speaking at the swearing in of the members, the managing director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma charged them to ensure the domestication of the key tenets of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) which border on transparency, accountability and good ethical practices.
Dunoma who was represented at the event by FAAN’s director of commercial and business development, Alhaji Sadiku Abdulkadir Rafindadi, who enjoined the 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.
“Management is very passionate about the virtues of accountability and transparency, which informs its seamless collaboration with the ICPC in the recently concluded Critical Risk Assessment exercise to eradicate low level corruption at the nation’s airports.
“In our quest to consolidate on our 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,” he said.
The managing director pledged FAAN’s unfailing support t o ensure the success of the UNIT.
In her remarks, Mrs. Ibironke Okikiolu, who represented the head of service at the event 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.
Similarly, Mr. S. P. Bingo, who represented the chairman of ICPC, 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.