ICPC commences corruption risk assessment in aviation sector
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced its Corruption Risk Assessment of agencies in the aviation sector to rid Nigeria airports of untoward practices.
The Chairman of
the (ICPC) Ekpo Nta stated this at the weekend during ICPC stakeholders inception meeting on Corruption Risk Assessment in aviation sector held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Nta said the ICPC was focusing on the aviation sector because airports are the gateways of the country to the international community.
He said: “International Airports are first point of contact to the outside world. It speaks volumes about Nigeria’s image. We hope to achieve the same standard of services offered in any recognized airport in the world.
Nta also described the car hire service operators as the best Public Relations Officers at airports and urged them to be good representatives of the nation, particularly with foreigners coming into the country.
Also, permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Binta Bello, praised the ICPC for the drastic reduction of open bribery and corruption at the International Airports in the country.
Bello noted that passengers coming into the country were now testifying to the good conduct of airport officials as against the open bribery and corruption known hitherto at the airports.
From left: Professor of Cardiothoracic, Benjamin Carson Snr. School of Medicine (BCSSM), Babcock University (BU); Prof Edward Anderson, Vice President, Development and Strategy, BU; Mr Olukunle Iyanda, president, Tristate/Chair, Department of Cardiology, BCSSM, BU; Prof Kamar Tayo Adeleke and Senior Vice President, BU, Prof Iheanyichukwu Okoro, after the first ‘heart surgery’ at the newly constructed Tristate Heart & Cardiovascular Center, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State on Thursday.