The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, on Wednesday inaugurated newly constituted Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Ministry in Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the Director, Special Duties, Kafayat Salami, identified corruption as a drawback in the nation’s quest for growth and development.
A statement issued late Wednesday evening by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Eric Ojiekwe, quoted Ajani as saying that countries all over the world are fighting against all forms of corruption in a bid to entrench good governance.
She said in response to the monumental damages inflicted on the country’s economy as a result of corruption, “the current administration adopted the fight against corruption as one of its key strategic objectives to salvage the nation’s almost crippled economy” by working with some agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Related Commission (ICPC) and the ACTU to inject sanity in public service.
She charged all members of the unit to maintain personal integrity at all times in the discharge of their duties.