To complement the Federal Government’s anti-corruption crusade as part of the 8-point agenda of President Bola Tinubu, Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), Ilorin, has inaugurated an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) to promote awareness and prevent acts of corruption in the Institute.
The historic event took place at the Institute recently, marking a new milestone in the history of the labour institute’s corporate governance as directed by the office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
Speaking at the inauguration, Director-General of the labour Institute, Issa Aremu, commended the ICPC under the chairmanship of Professor Bolaji Owasanoye for creating the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit in Ministries, Departments and Agancies (MDAs) to promote the fight against corruption among public servants through sensitization and investigation of acts of sharp practices.
Aremu announced the Institute’s readiness to collaborate with the ICPC in its anti-corruption war, adding that beyond labour market issues, the Institute is reviewing its curriculum to incorporate anti-corruption issues for the knowledge of country’s workforce and employers of labour
In his goodwill message, the Chairman of ICPC, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, who was represented by the Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Kogi and Kwara States, Okoro Ulu James, said that the ACTUs were set up to work closely with management to build reputable organisations and called for the support of the management in ensuring an enabling environment and adequate funding for the Units to perform their statutory functions.
He further charged the newly constituted members of the Unit to avoid using their positions to witch-hunt or victimise anybody, but rather to work together as a team in entrenching a culture of discipline, integrity, transparency and accountability in the Institute. According to him, ACTUs are meant to complement the efforts of respective management of the MDAs and Agencies.
In his acceptance speech, the newly inaugurated Chairman of the Unit, Olusola Olagunju, described his new role as a service and disclosed that his team will carry its assigned responsibilities diligently.
The Committee has Olusola Olagunju as Chairman, Abdulganiyu Alabi as Secretary as well as Olajumoke Ajiboye, Eric Krumale, Balikis Alaya, Ojus Bamidele and Umar, R. as members.