Anti-corruption Day: NCoS boss pledges commitment to Buhari’s stand

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The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has said the Service will not renege on its commitment to keying into the federal government’s anti-crruption campaign, adding that such will serve as a fulcrum for its success.

Controller General of the Service Haliru Nababa, said this Friday in Abuja, at a programme organised to commemorate this year’s International Anti-corruption Day with the theme “Recover with Integrity.”

The NCoS boss said his Service has demonstrated a strong resolve to support the global anti-corruption war by declaring zero tolerance for any form of indiscipline and sharp practice among officers and men. 

“We have set the pace as frontrunners by leading with character and force of personality. 

“We don’t in anyway intend to renege on our commitment to keying into the federal government’s Anti-Corruption Campaign as it will continue to serve as a fulcrum for our success.

“This is germane, considering the sensitivity of our mandate and the need to promote a high sense of morality, discipline, probity and professionalism. The Service has never hesitated in sanctioning any personnel found culpable of any established corrupt practice and have responsibly supported all anti-corruption organs of government in carrying out their operations as it concerns our Service and personnel. 

“Our commitment to this noble anti-corruption cause has paid off significantly. Very recently, NCoS recorded another feat in the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission’s (ICPC) Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard, where the Service emerged 16th out of 260 MDAs and 1st in the Law and Justice category.”

While commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his anti-corruption stand, Nababa said: “The theme of this year’s International Anti-Corruption Day, Recover with Integrity is quite instructive as it underscores the fact that despite the ravaging effect of corruption globally, all hope is not lost. If we make individual commitments to this noble cause through integrity and forthrightness, we can build already broken.  

“May I at this juncture, use this occasion to congratulate Mr. President for prioritizing the campaign against corruption and for declaring his total support to all efforts both institutional and policy oriented, earmarked to facilitate the campaign. 

“I equally appreciate the ICPC, Chairman Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye SAN and his team for not relenting to continuously provide support and direction for government’s anti-corruption crusade. 

Permit me to thank the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of this Service for all their activities in driving the crusade against corruption down to our various formations. For always organizing this ceremony annually, we are also grateful.

“To all officers and men of the Service I urge you to keep fate with the intolerant posture of the Service to anything that stands against collective values. Discipline, patriotism, integrity and professionalism should be your watchword. You must pay attention to Standard Operating Procedures of government and due process at all times.”