In a bid to have its commission becoming compliance with president Buhari’s crusade against corruption, the police service commission (PSC) said it will begin staff verification exercise any moment from now.
In a statement signed by its head, press and public relations, ikechukwu Ani and that which was obtained by Urban Express-News online said the commission will partner with the nation’s anti-corruption agencies to fight corruption and ensure that corruption and corrupt tendencies are eliminated in the country.
He said the commission’s permanent secretary, Nebeolisa Anako made this disclosure in Abuja on Thursday, March 2020 at the inauguration and induction ceremony of the anti-corruption and transparency unit (ACTU) of the commission.
Ani was quoted as saying the permanent secretary, Mr. Anako noted that the commission has the constitutional powers of oversight on the Nigeria police force which include disciplinary control of officers of the force except the inspector general police, adding that ineffectively discharging this onerous assignment, the commission must exhibit a high level of transparency.
“We are on this same page with ICPC, EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies and will continue to partner with them to ensure that the nation is saved from the ills of corruption”.
“The commission will soon start an in-house cleansing with staff verification exercise so as to properly position its power for greater efficiency”
“The anti-corruption and transparency unit of the commission will be involved in the excise to ensure a very credible exercise”
He said the permanent secretary, promised to support and empowers the unit within the scarce resources of the commission and noted that its doors will always be open for members of the unit.
“Government’s determination to curb corrupt practices at every level led to the ministerial establishment of anti-corruption and transparency monitoring unit in all ministries Department and Agencies with the statutory duties to identify, monitor and manage risk to organizational integrity system, monitor budget implementation in MDA’s monitors and oversee compliance with certain categories of public service rules such as suppression of records, embezzlement and dishonesty”
The spokesman said Anako enjoined every staff to shun corruption, corrupt practices and support ACTU in its work.