The British Government has offered to provide critical forensic equipment for the operations of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the training needs of the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training arm of ICPC.
Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, made the revelation while declaring open a 4-week International Forensic Training Boot Camp for some staff of the Commission at ACAN conducted by the Canadian Institute of Learning. He added that the forensic equipment meant for the academy would be deployed for use by Nigerians.
Speaking on the training boot camp, Mr. Nta also said that at the completion of the training programme, the trainees would be deployed to address online and computer-based corruption-prone operations in the country, especially in the banking and public service sectors in terms of e-banking and e-governance.
The ICPC Chairman called on all participants to take the training seriously, adding that there would be no place in the ICPC of the future for any staff who was not computer literate. He expressed the desire to see personnel processes, such as recruitment and promotion examinations, in the wider public service conducted on electronic platforms
Earlier, in his remarks, the course instructor, Mr. Samuel Amoah, who is also the President of the Canadian Institute of Learning, Brampton, said that he and his team were in Nigeria to give ICPC an “edge over the corrupt in the fight to rid the country of corruption.”