NDE sen­si­tises staff on anti cor­rup­tion

Ter­ror­ism: NUPENG wants FG to seek for­eign help

Daily Trust - - LABOUR - By Fran­cis Okeke From Mo­hammed Shosanya, La­gos

The man­age­ment of the Na­tional Direc­torate of Em­ploy­ment (NDE) and the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion (EFCC) over the weekend jointly or­gan­ised a sen­si­ti­sa­tion work­shop on an­ticor­rup­tion for NDE staff.

Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the NDE, Mal­lam Abubakar Mo­hammed, in his wel­come ad­dress said the work­shop was to ac­quaint his staff with the ac­tiv­i­ties of the EFCC and how to carry out their ac­tiv­i­ties with­out fall­ing foul of the law.

Rep­re­sented by Kunle Obanyan, a di­rec­tor at the direc­torate, Mo­hammed said the col­lab­o­ra­tion “will Oil work­ers un­der the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Nat­u­ral Gas Work­ers (NUPENG) have called on the Federal govern­ment to seek for­eign as­sis­tance to com­bat the spate of ter­ror­ism in the coun­try.

Pres­i­dent of the union Com­rade Igwe Ach­ese made the call in La­gos in re­ac­tion bring home to of­fi­cers of the di­rec­ct­co­rate, the in­tri­cate work­ings of the EFCC…of­fi­cers will be bet­ter equipped to play a more sup­port­ive and proac­tive role in the fight against cor­rup­tion.”

Ac­cord­ing to him, “in 2002, the NDE by the man­date of the Federal Govern­ment, through the In­de­pen­dent to the re­cent ab­duc­tion of 234 school girls of Govern­ment Sec­ondary School, Chi­bok and an­other at­tack on Govern­ment Girls Sec­ondary School, Yana in Borno State.

He also ad­vo­cated the need for the Federal govern­ment to im­prove and up­grade its strat­egy of com­bat­ing ter­ror­ism by ap­ply­ing mod­ern tech­nol­ogy to deal with the sit­u­a­tion.

He de­scribed the twin­events as un­ac­cept­able and Cor­rupt Prac­tices and Other Re­lated Of­fences (ICPC) es­tab­lished at its head­quar­ters, the Anti-Cor­rup­tion and Trans­parency Unit, other­wise known as ACTU-NDE.”

He added that 10 months later, all NDE for­ma­tion in the 36 states of the fed­er­a­tion and Abuja set up lo­cal AC­TUs, due to the fact that “NDE pro­grammes are mainly im­ple­mented in the states.”

On his part the EFCC Chair­man Abubakar Lamorde, rep­re­sented by the com­mis­sion’s Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Af­fairs Osita Nwaja, com­mended NDE lead­er­ship for part­ner­ing with the EFCC to fight the “monster called cor­rup­tion.” em­bar­rass­ing con­sid­er­ing the in­abil­ity of se­cu­rity agencies to lo­cate the where­abouts of the miss­ing school chil­dren af­ter more than a week of their ab­duc­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the re­port that 234 school girls are miss­ing and not 129, calls for con­cern and goes to show the in­ef­fi­ciency and fail­ure of the se­cu­rity forces to ar­rest the Boko Haram scourge.

“The Union states that the spon­sors of the ter­ror­ists must be iden­ti­fied and made to face the wrath of the law, no mat­ter their po­si­tion in the so­ci­ety. The Union also wants ef­fec­tive polic­ing of our vast por­ous borders which serve as a con­duit for the hit and run ac­tiv­i­ties. We also call on the Federal Govern­ment to di­a­logue with our neigh­bours to see how they can help pre­vent the ma­raud­ers from es­cap­ing into their coun­tries,” he said.

“The canker­worm of cor­rup­tion feeds fat on poverty, ig­no­rance, un­em­ploy­ment, ig­no­rance, un­em­ploy­ment, and fear of the un­known. These are sub­or­di­nate mon­sters that the NDE is uniquely placed and em­pow­ered to deal with. That is why EFCC con­sid­ers you a key part­ner in the war against cor­rup­tion.”

From Left: Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, NDE Abubakar Mo­hammed; NDE Di­rec­tor In­spec­torate, Hen­ri­etta I. Achigbu and the Spe­cial Ad­viser to Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan on Per­for­mance, Mon­i­tor­ing and Eval­u­a­tion Prof. Sylvester Monye dur­ing an in­spec­tion tour to the NDE Model Skills Ac­qui­si­tion Cen­tre in Bwari, Abuja, re­cently

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