NDE sensitises staff on anti corruption
Terrorism: NUPENG wants FG to seek foreign help
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