The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) inaugurated the Anti- Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) on Thursday, 30 th May, 2019 at the Boardroom of its Corporate Headquarters in Abuja.
The Honourable Chairman of ICPC Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye was represented by Emmanuel Dio, Chief Superintendent, ICPC who was the team leader. He stated that “the Unit is an institutional ethics and anti-corruption instrument designed to operate as an autonomous outfit with functional linkages with the office of the Chief Executive, to help in fighting corruption and eliminating corrupt practices in the workplace”.
Welcoming the officials Engr. Mohammed Wasaram, Executive Director, Technical Services, REA, who represented the MD/CE of REA stated that “this inauguration ceremony demonstrates a synergy between the Agency and the ICPC to fight all forms of corrupt practices in the discharge of our functions”.
The newly inaugurated officials of the unit took the oath of allegiance. The members include Barr. Mathew Onwusoh – Chairman, Patrick S. Fash, Sani Daura, Dockta Hussara, Olawale Odunikan, Laure Shehu, Barr. Zainab Kwaku and Japhet Ailen Atamah – Secretary.
The Chairman Barr. Mathew Onwusoh, Head, Performance Management Unit, in his
remarks pledged that the officials of the ACTU will do their best to excel. He added that, “we feel honoured to be enlisted into the anti-corruption vanguard of the Federal Government, through the instrumentality of a respectable institution as the ICPC and we hereby affirm our commitment to live above board”.
In attendance were the Executive Director REF, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, Directors of various Directorates and other senior management staff of the Agency as well as officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).