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 ICT unit head at the University of Port Harcourt; and Tani Ali Nimlan, an assistant director at NAFDAC.
Accountability Lab Nigeria said the event, which was the third edition in a row was in line with fulfilling its goal of promoting accountability, transparency and greater participation in governance across the country.
The awardees took turns to share their stories on the challenges they faced while yet, chose to remain persons of integrity. CSP Erhabor recalled that he enrolled into the police at 17, and was prepared at entry with two eyes opened, and a vow never to collect bribe. “I was passionate about the job, and vowed to be a change agent. I took a vow before God, and because of stance against corrupt practices, many of my colleagues don’t like to be selected into any team I lead”.
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