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Police officer ‘who rejected N6m bribe’ named 2019 Integrity Icon

Francis Erhabor, the divisional police officer of Itam, Akwa Ibom state police command, has received the 2019 Integrity Icon award for rejecting a N6 million bribe to compromise the security system while he was a pipeline commander in Edo. The Integrity Icon summit & award is organised by Accountability Lab in partnership with Luminate, MacArthur and Ford Foundation “to name and fame honest government officials, thereby encouraging integrity in the public service”. The officer was honoured a [...]

Police officer ‘who rejected N6m bribe’ named 2019 Integrity Icon2020-01-23T09:40:50+00:00

Workplace honesty: Policeman emerges lead integrity icon

A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mr. Francis Erhabor has emerged the lead Integrity Icon of 2019 in a workplace honesty survey conducted by the Accountability Lab Nigeria, an organisation committed to “naming  and faming” honest civil servants in Nigeria. Other icons honoured at the award event which held Tuesday night in Abuja were Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe, a teacher at GSS Andoni in Rivers state; Tina Odinakachi Iirmdu, a lecturer at the University of Jos; Christian Ahiauzu, an I [...]

Workplace honesty: Policeman emerges lead integrity icon2020-01-23T09:34:45+00:00

Nigeria Police officer ‘who’s never received bribe’ gets top award

The Divisional Police Officer, Itam, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Francis Erhabor, says he has never taken a bribe in the course of his work as a police officer. “The issue of my being here today started from when I entered the job, I took a strong vow, I knew my system thrive in corruption and I said to myself, ‘If I would in any way corrupt myself, I told the Lord don’t humiliate me in secret, show me on big time televisions like NTA, BBC, and CNN,” Mr Erhabor said recently. He said he was [...]

Nigeria Police officer ‘who’s never received bribe’ gets top award2020-01-22T11:42:24+00:00

‘Lack of integrity may undermine national productivity, growth’

Experts have decried the impact poor integrity in Nigeria’s public and private sector, insisting that this could undermine economic projection and national development. Speaking during the 2020 edition of Integrity Icon, a programme organised by Accountability Lab Nigeria, in Abuja, yesterday, stakeholders noted that integrity across sectors of the economy remained the foundation to the nation’s development. While urging government at all levels to come up with the right policy that would ensure [...]

‘Lack of integrity may undermine national productivity, growth’2020-01-22T11:26:50+00:00

Policeman, NAFDAC Official, Teacher Make Integrity Icons Shortlist

The award is a global campaign by Accountability Lab powered by citizens in search of honest government officials. BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK - JAN 09, 2020 A policeman, CSP Francis Erhabor, has been shortlisted among five Nigerians as 2019 Integrity Icons. The award is a global campaign by Accountability Lab powered by citizens in search of honest government officials. The other four finalists include Tani Ali Nimlan, an official of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Contro [...]

Policeman, NAFDAC Official, Teacher Make Integrity Icons Shortlist2020-01-10T09:39:07+00:00

Introducing Tani Ali Nimlan – Integrity Icon Nigeria 2019

Tani Ali Nimlan is Assistant Director at NAFDAC Headquarters in Abuja. She ensures all regulated products distributed and sold to the public are safe, efficacious and of good quality. She also ensures that proper regulatory action is taken on the violating products. She participated in the US Food Regulation current issues seminar, that took place in July, 2012. Tani does not give in to any pressure in the form of bribes and threats of violence. She has ensured that neither herself nor her team [...]

Introducing Tani Ali Nimlan – Integrity Icon Nigeria 20192019-11-01T11:24:38+00:00

Introducing Tina Odinakachi Iirmdu – Integrity Icon Nigeria 2019

Tina Odinakachi Iirmdu is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Jos. Her challenging childhood experiences - including incessant unrest and intimidation from cultists to her mom’s livelihood after the loss of Tina's father - inspired her to set up scholarship programs for female indigenes of her hometown Umuako, Umuahia South, Abia State, and Jos, Plateau State to encourage the girl child. She is a philanthropist and the CEO of Jediba Foundation located in J [...]

Introducing Tina Odinakachi Iirmdu – Integrity Icon Nigeria 20192019-11-01T11:26:04+00:00

Introducing Christian Ngozi Ahiauzu – Integrity Icon Nigeria 2019

Christian Ngozi Ahiauzu is the Head of the Network Infrastructure Unit of ICTC at the University of Port Harcourt. He is an IT consultant who mandates due process in the selection of contractors to promote Open Contracting and Transparency, and ensures that such jobs are done according to specification without undue compensation. His life, livelihood, and his family members have been threatened due to his refusal to compromise his integrity. In order to improve accountability and integrity at wo [...]

Introducing Christian Ngozi Ahiauzu – Integrity Icon Nigeria 20192019-11-01T11:27:25+00:00

Introducing CSP Francis Osagie Erhabor – Integrity Icon Nigeria 2019

CSP Francis Osagie Erhabor is a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of D Division, Itam, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. He has never taken a bribe in 29 years of active service. In the police force’s D Division, bail is free and no policeman dares take a bribe from community members. His officers have earned the trust of the community for their stand on integrity and this has gained the needed support and collaboration to fight local crimes. He is very involved in community projects and mentoring y [...]

Introducing CSP Francis Osagie Erhabor – Integrity Icon Nigeria 20192019-11-01T11:29:29+00:00

Introducing Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe – Integrity Icon Nigeria 2019

Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe is a Teacher at the Government Secondary School in Ataba community, Andoni LGA, Rivers State. She once investigated and exposed a teacher who was receiving a salary from the school while moonlighting as a banker instead of teaching. The teacher's name had been continuously reflected on the voucher for monthly payments in collaboration with the principal who was sharing her monthly pay. In another instance, Kacheilom responded to concerns from students about their [...]

Introducing Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe – Integrity Icon Nigeria 20192019-11-01T11:31:23+00:00