NDIC emerges tops in ICPC’s 2023 ethics, integrity compliance scorecard

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to high ethical standards and compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations, as it proudly secures the top position in the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) 2023 Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS).

According to a statement signed by Director, Communication & Public Affairs of NDIC, Bashir A. Nuhu, the achievement is the second time the Corporation claimed the prestigious top spot previously having ranked first in the 2021 EICS.

The NDIC’s outstanding performance in the 2023 ICPC Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard underscores its unwavering commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards and serving as a beacon of integrity within the Public Service. The Corporation remains dedicated to ensuring the safety of deposits and contributing to the stability of the financial system.

The ICPC’s Ethics and Integrity Compliance Scorecard (EICS) is an annual assessment tool designed to evaluate Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria for their adherence to institutional ethics and integrity requirements. The assessment encompasses the measurement and monitoring of key performance indicators in categories such as Management Culture and Structure, Financial Management Systems, and Administrative Systems. In the 2023 EICS, which took place between March and July 2023 and involved 404 MDAs, the NDIC excelled with a score of 91.30 per cent.

The EICS report emphasizes the ICPC’s commitment to mitigating abuse of office and corruption by promoting ethics and integrity benchmarks within government agencies, ultimately contributing to more effective service delivery.

The NDIC’s consistent first-place ranking is a testimony to the Corporation’s zero tolerance policy for corruption and benchmarking its operations with standard best practices. It would be recalled that the Corporation in September this year earned3 ISO Certifications having complied with the requirements following a rigorous audit by MSECB, a leading international provider of Audit and Certification services.

These achievements were made possible due to the Corporation’s effective and ethical operational procedures aimed at instilling transparency and accountability.