The Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Lottery Trust Fund, Dr. Bello Maigari has stated that the success achieved by his agency as the one of the best transparency compliant MDA was attributable to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).
According to Dr. Maigari, who made this known recently during a one-day sensitization session held in Abuja, the ACTU put in place processes in the organisation that have led to achieving high standards of transparency and accountability.
He added “In less than two years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”.
The sensitization programme featured a presentation titled “Whistle Blowing as an Essential Tool to Stemming Corruption in the Workplace,” by an Assistant Commissioner ICPC, Mr. Hassan Salihu, during which it was explained that corruption is a challenge to the nation because of the failure of citizens to blow the whistle.
Mr. Salihu therefore enjoined the audience to take advantage of the ICPC toll-free lines and report every act of corruption they witness.
In another presentation on “Imbibing Ethics and Integrity Principles in Efficient Service Delivery”, Mr. Larry Abuo of the System Study and Review department of the Commission underscored the need for a reward system that incentivized individuals who exhibit exceptional ethical behaviours.
“Where an individual exhibits an outstanding act of disciplined behavior, he or she should be rewarded in status and in kind. Such positive gestures by appropriate authorities could motivate others to be ethical in their behaviors” he said.
The event climaxed in the unveiling of ACTU suggestion boxes, anti-corruption themed roll-up banners and flyers for campaign against corruption in the organisation.