ICPC com­mences cor­rup­tion risk as­sess­ment in avi­a­tion sec­tor

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

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.

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