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SON sets up anti corruption unit, trains staff

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has set up an anti-corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit (ACTMU).  Accordingly, the organisation in conjunction with Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has trained its staff  on how to sniff corruption while delivering their mandates.

Director General of SON, Dr John Akanya, noted that the training became necessary because unscrupulous importers would attempt to lure them with various gratifications.

“ You will be tempted in various forms but the training is to equip you against such pitfalls. We all know the situation of the image of Nigeria at home and abroad and we must join hands to rid the system of corrupt practices,’’ he said.

Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, Head of Department, (Education Unit) in ICPC commended SON’s efforts for inculcating best practices in its staff to improve service delivery. Okoduwa said that the training of public servants was being encourage at all levels to reduce malpractices and corruption in the country.

She said that ACTMU had been empowered by ICPC to receive petitions and conduct preliminary findings and forward report to ICPC.


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