The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences (ICPC), inaugurated a Nine-man NNRA Committee on Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at the Conference Room of NNRA on 6th of July, 2021.

The ATCU is an initiative of the ICPC approved by the Federal Government to serve as an in-house mechanism for corruption prevention within MDAs, in line with global best practices. It is also designed to operate as an autonomous unit to help in the fight against corruption and eliminating of corrupt practices.

Its main duties are

  • Undertake periodic sensitization of staff on and against corruption
  • Examine systems, processes and procedures that are prone to corruption 
  • Proffer solution
  • Develop code of Ethics / Conduct for Staff and ensure compliance with same
  • Monitor budget implementation
  • Implement the ethics and integrity compliance scorecard
  • Undertake preliminary investigations into complaints / reports received amongst others

The DG/CEO, NNRA Dr. Yau Idris in his opening speech welcomed the ICPCs’ chairman’s representative Mr Lawrence Abuo & his team. He stated that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit has been in existence in the Authority as an autonomous unit since 2009 and works hand-in-hand with the Management of the Authority. He said that the Unit was established based on the core guiding Values of the Authority which are Integrity, Commitment, Professionalism, Transparency and Sustainability.

Mr. Lawrence Abuo, Head of the ICPC team in his remark, said that the ACTU is not in contention with the management, nor does it aim to replace her authority, but to assist in instilling transparent and accountable systems in NNRA through its duties. He went further to emphasize that the NNRAs’ support for the unit will further demonstrate her effort in supporting governments’ resolve to fight against corruption in the Public Service.

The Inaugurated Chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the NNRA, Mr. Farouk Ingawa, thanked the DG and Management of the Authority for their utmost support for the team. He said the team will report and provide advice were necessary in respect to the provisions, as contained in Section 6(a)-(f) of the ICPC compliance Act, 2000.