Towards building capacity for corruption-free and transparent system, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated the Ekiti State University (EKSU) chapter of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTMU).
The inauguration of the unit, according to the university, is in line with the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, to run a corruption-free system and transparent financial operations.
The vice-chancellor, during his meeting with the unit, expressed satisfaction with the establishment and operation of the anti-corruption and transparency monitoring unit, even as he commended their efforts towards making the unit fully operational, He pointed out the importance and necessity of the unit in promoting positive growth and corruption free society.
The Chairman of the unit, Prof. Samson Olorunsola expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor for his unfailing support towards the successful take off and effective operations of the unit, saying some of the challenges facing the unit include lack of office facilities, secretariat staff as well as the need for clearly defined responsibilities and adequate training for members of the unit.
However, the Vice-Chancellor had addressed some of the unit’s major concerns, which he described as urgent and necessary, even as he assured the members that their roles, powers and responsibilities would be clearly spelt out and documented for easy reference.
Bandele, who also assured the unit that adequate planning and funding for the effective operation of the anti-corruption unit would be appropriately allocated, pledged the management’s total support for the unit in order to eradicate corruption and promote the progress, as well as the development of the institution.