By IFEYINWA OBI
THE Anti Corruption andÂ Â Transparency Unit in conjunction withÂ SERVICOM chapter of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has called on maritime stakeholders to join hands with Federal Governmentâ€™s effort to eradicate corruption in the nation.
Director general of the agency, Dr. Ade Dosunmu who made the call at the formal presentation/ launching of SERVICOM chapter/ anti corruption and transparency unit of NIMASA inÂ Lagos, lamented that corruption was breeding poverty as a few cabal who benefits from corrupt practices become rich at the expense of several millions of others who wallow in abject poverty.
Dosunmu who noted that corruption stagnates nationâ€™s economic growth and cripples development also stressed the need for quality service delivery.
He said: â€œOur objective goes beyond providing service to Nigerians alone but to international. Quality service is paramount to the success of the agency. The management is committed to reward efficient staff and also award unit with best customers every year. I therefore call on the staff for attitudinal change in order to achieve the goal set for us by the nation and those set by ourselves.â€
The director general urged the stakeholders to support the seven point agenda of the Yarâ€™Adua administration for the development of the countryâ€™s economy.
SERVCOM is an acronym for â€œService Compact with Nigeriansâ€ adopted in 2004 during the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
In his speech, the NIMASA chapter chairman of Servcom Barrister M. E. Egbadon said the objective of SERVCOMÂ is that all employees, irrespective of their rank or grade shall be committed to SERVCO principles which include affirmation of commitment to the service of theÂ nation, conviction that Nigeria can only realize its full potential if citizen would show full commitment to their work.