Welcome to Anti corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU)
The Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA was established by the Independent and Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and is directly under the Academy Provost (AP) for its operation. The ACTU is anchored by the Ethics Commiittee and serves as a Unit. The ACTU is charged with the responsibility of reporting any corrupt practices in the NDA after due investigation by the Ethics Committee /ACTU; organizing workshops and seminars to acquaint staff and Cadets with ethical conduct and expectations of NDA; receiving reports from staff of the NDA and investigating them; issuing of certificates of clearance for successful research applicants involving animals vulnerable human subjects, heavy machinery and hazardous materials. The Unit is also involved in monitoring of sale of materials/hawking in the NDA without clearance from NDA authorities. Liaison with the ICPC is part of our mandate.
Corruption covers a wide spectrum of acts and not just the simple act of giving and receiving of bribes. Corruption covers such acts as: use of one’s office for pecuniary advantage, gratification, influence peddling, examination malpractice, and insincerity in advice with the aim of gaining advantage, less than a full day’s work for a day’s pay, tardiness and slovenliness.
The ACTU is located at Ribadu Campus of the Nigerian Defence Academy.