NCC tops ethical compliance rankings
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has emerged the country’s most ethically compliant regulatory agency, according to the Independent Corrupt Practice & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The ranking is based on the ICPC’s report, which measures how ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) of the federal government comply with ethical, integrity, statutory, regulatory and policy standards and requirements.
The report found that the NCC came first with a score of 81.15%, far above 25 other regulatory agencies assessed in the anti-graft agency’s Ethics Compliance and Integrity Scorecards for this year.
The report reads: “NCC’s ranking on the 2020 Scorecard may not be unconnected with the critical role it has played as a member of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit [ACTU], which is the federal government’s vanguard for promoting ethics and ensuring compliance with ethical codes within the Nigerian public sector.
“The scorecard, which was deployed between July and September 2020 in 352 MDAs, is a testament to the ethical culture and high standards of integrity, which characterise the operations and regulatory activities of the commission. As the internal anti-corruption and transparency mechanism put in place within the commission to improve the integrity of internal processes for better service delivery, the ACTU has been instrumental to the implementation of ICPC’s framework for promoting an ethical environment.
“The ranking by ICPC, in addition to demonstrating NCC’s commitment to the orderly growth and development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry, underscores the commission’s strategic role as a key enabler of positive change within Nigeria’s socio-economic landscape.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria Communications Satellite (NigComsat) had a score of 31.9%.