In its bid to reposition the Agency and better equip its staff with ethical standards, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), through its Anti Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), in conjunction with the Independent and Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) recently organized a sensitization programme with the theme “Entrenching Ethics and Integrity in the Workplace”. The one day seminar, which was held at the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital, aims at improving efficiency, service delivery and building an ethical workforce.

In his welcome remarks, the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim represented by Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy (CPS) at NITDA, Dr Vincent Olatunji stated that public servants have a vital role to play towards nation building and development. Therefore, there is a need for them to conduct themselves in a professional, acceptable and ethical manner in the workplace at all times.

“Government alone cannot provide and do everything for the citizens; we citizens need to contribute our quota towards achieving success in the growth and development of our nation to aid improve the living standards and services of inhabitants and part of it is to adhere strictly to a certain code of conduct hence, the need for a forum such as this”. He said.

Olatunji stated that the sensitization programme would be organised quarterly, to make staff conversant with the proper workplace etiquette.

The workshop lecture was presented by Barrister Akeem Lawal (FSI), Deputy Director, and Head, Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department of the ICPC.