The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has named the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) as the most ethics compliant and integrity Agency amongst 352 Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) surveyed by the Commission in 2020.
The result of the survey, which was announced during the 2nd National Summit on diminishing corruption in the public sector in Abuja recently, also listed University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Federal College of Education Kano, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) and Raw Materials, Research and Development Agency amongst others, as agencies that displayed high compliance to integrity and ethics in 2020.
According to the ICPC, all Agencies that were non responsive to the Ethics and Compliance Scorecard, which measures how MDAs comply with ethical, integrity,statutory, regulatory and policy standards and requirements in order to diminish corruption risk, improve ethics and integrity benchmark and improve service delivery have been classed as corruption high risk Agencies and have been listed for further inquiries and actions by the Commission
Reacting to the rating, the Director-General/Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund, Sir Joseph N. Ari. said: “We are encouraged by news of our rating as the most compliant MDA. I am not entirely surprised as we have always administered the Fund on the path of financial integrity and in compliance with all governmental regulations and processes and shall continue to do so”.